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It’s a kinda magic the way Braehead shopping centre plans to raise money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity.

The mall is hosting a Harry Potter Weekend with lots of wizard activities to raise much-needed funds for life-changing projects and services for children in hospital and their families.

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The Harry Potter Weekend at the Braehead mall takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31, between 10am and 6pm, in the central atrium.

Witches and wizards of all ages are invited to come along to the fun-filled weekend and take part in some magical arts and crafts.

Families can have their photograph taken in front of a green screen and thanks to some Hogwarts’ magic, when the pictured is emailed to them, the backdrop will make it look like they have paid a visit to Hogwarts.

Anyone taking part is asked to make a minimum of a £1 donation for each activity to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

William McGowan, Head of Partnerships and Events, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said: “We can’t wait for our Harry Potter Weekend, at Braehead and look forward to bringing the spirit of Hogwarts to the shopping centre.

“We are incredibly grateful to Braehead for their continued support and generosity.

“We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to fund our life-changing hospital projects to make sure that young patients and their families receive the extra special care they deserve.

“Funds raised through our magical Harry Potter Weekend activities will help to continue our charity-funded play and events programme, family support services and wellbeing support for NHS staff, giving children and their families the best possible hospital experience.”

Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown said: “We hope lots of Harry Potter fans will come along to our special weekend dressed as their favourite characters from the books and films.

“Not only will everyone had lots of fun, they’ll also be helping a very worthy cause. Now that is something magic!”