VIDEO: Langley shoppers help charities while beating the Christmas rush

Annual Spread the Sparkle charity event at Willowbrook Shopping centre hosted hundreds Tuesday night

Willowbrook Shopping Centre closed up shop on Tuesday night, Nov. 19, only to open minutes later to an eager crowd of shoppers looking to do some good while getting a jump on the Christmas rush.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m, the mall belonged to ticket holders who the had choice of 18 different charities to donate their admission cost to.

Officially called Spread the Sparkle, the fifth annual charity shopping night boasted differing percentages off in each business along with a myriad of prizes.

Guests were treated to complementary sparkling wine by Bellissima Bubbles, a help yourself candy bar, and bite sized quiches by Five Star Catering.

A few bonus businesses to complete the “perfect ladies night out” included floral creations by Bloom Assembly, Tedd Couling’s original drawings, Ess Ell Co’s will calligraphy art, and a live keyboardist performing inside the centre.

Read More: Langley shoppers invited to Spread the Sparkle

Natacha Gomes da Silva, marketing coordinator at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, said the event boils down to charity and will likely happen next November to welcome early-bird shoppers once again.

The charities benefiting form the night are:

Brookswood Secondary Dry Grad 2020

Knights of Columbus – Council 2552

Canadian Cancer Society

Knights of Columbus – St Matthew’s 9534

Cloverdale Christmas Hamper Program

Langley Pos-Abilities

Crohn’s & Colitis Canada – Fraser Valley West

Langley School District Foundation

Don Christian Elementary

Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society

Fairy Godmother Foundation – Langley School District Foundation

Shape Your World Society

Fort Langley Lions

Small Animal Rescue Society of BC

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Special Olympics Langley

Inclusion Langley Society

White Rock Avalon Women’s Centre

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