Lakeside Shopping Centre announced its support for a children’s hospice ahead of Valentine’s Day.

The shopping centre will be raising funds for Little Havens Hospice, which supports youngsters with life-limiting illnesses.

Lakeside announced Little Havens will be its charity partner for the next 18 months and it will be holding several events and fundraisers for the charity.

Volunteers from Little Havens will be at the centre this Saturday with a ‘I Love Little Havens’ stand giving children the chance to decorate and write messages on love hearts for the children and families who use Little Havens.

These hearts will be displayed at the shopping centre before heading to the hospice on Valentine’s Day. They will also be holding a Chocolate and Flower raffle.

Little Havens Community Fundraiser, Charlotte Winder said, “We’re really looking forward to joining the staff and customers at Lakeside on Saturday. Little Havens can only exist because of the generosity of our supporters – we must raise over £46,000 every week to be there for every child that needs us – so having the support of intu Lakeside is amazing.