By Norman Macdonald
HUNDREDS of kids had a wizard time during a special Harry Potter Day at Braehead Shopping Centre.
The mall played host to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, who organised the event to raise much-needed funds for life-changing projects and services for children in the hospital and their families.
Many of the youngsters came along dressed in Harry Potter costumes and brandishing their magic wands.
They were able to enjoy Harry Potter-themed arts and crafts in the central atrium.
And families could get their photograph taken in front of a green screen and thanks to some Hogwarts’ magic, when the picture was emailed to them, it was as if they’d paid a visit to Hogwarts.
Anyone taking part was asked to make a minimum of a £1 donation to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown said: “There’s only one word to describe the Harry Potter Day – magic!
“The children really got into the spirit of the event and their costumes were brilliant. It seems there are lots of Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers out there casting spells.”
William McGowan, Head of Partnerships and Events, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said “We are incredibly grateful to Braehead for their continued support and generosity. Funds raised through our magical Harry Potter Day 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.”
Picture: Having a magic time during the Harry Potter Day at Braehead Shopping Centre, from left Jenson Kyle, aged seven; Katie Kyle, aged nine and seven-year-old Kaylimia Mackenzie, all from Johnstone.