LabTech, owner of Camden Market, has announced the launch of a pop-up store for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) at Buck Street Market, London’s first eco market.
The pop-up store, located within the mini market on Buck Street Market’s ground floor, will stock an array of GOSH Charity’s Christmas-themed and branded products, helping to raise money to support seriously ill children who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for three weeks, from 4 – 20 December, and will be staffed exclusively by volunteers from GOSH Charity.
This year GOSH Charity has introduced their Home for Christmas campaign, which is raising money to help get children home to their families as quickly as possible, and creating the best possible environment for those who need to remain in hospital over the festive season. Visitors to the Buck Street Market pop-up will also be able to write messages of support for the children who are unable to go home, and donate to support gift-giving and decorations, and to help families have accommodation at the hospital at Christmas.
Commenting on the opening, Maggie Milosavljevic, LabTech’s Commercial Director, said: “GOSH Charity does some incredible work to support some of the most vulnerable children in the UK, and we are delighted to be able to provide them with a Christmas pop-up store. We know that, at a time when people focus more of their effort and money on others, Camden’s visitors and residents will appreciate the opportunity to support GOSH and create a joyful Christmas for their patients.”
Liz Tait, director of fundraising at GOSH Charity, added: “We’re thrilled to have a pop-up shop at Buck Street Market this December and want to extend a huge thanks to LabTech for this opportunity. All the money raised through the sale of our Christmas gifts at the shop will make a real difference and help seriously ill children treated at the hospital. On behalf of everyone at GOSH Charity I would like to say thank you for your support and Happy Christmas!“
Buck Street Market has remained open since July and has maintained its commitment to both safe and sustainable practices and processes, including emphasis on recycling and the zero-single-use plastic policy on-site. A one-way system, floor markers for social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations have remained in operation.