WOODLEY bosses are urging charities to take part in the town's 'Christmas Charity Day', set to replace the now-cancelled Extravaganza.

Brian Fennelly, Woodley Town Centre manager, issued the invitation on September 25, urging organisations to take part, following the cancellation of the annual Christmas Extravaganza, due to the coronavirus lockdown laws.

ALSO READ: Reading: Woman sentenced after falsely accusing person of terrorism

He said: "You will be aware that in July, Woodley Town Centre took the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Christmas Extravaganza.

"We are very conscious that local charities are having a very challenging year and that the cancellation will have further affected revenues.

"Woodley Town Centre have been looking at ways we can support your fundraising and we are delighted to announce a very special one off Christmas event in Woodley Town Centre.

ALSO READ: Reading West MP Alok Sharma slams 'quiz show' interviews after Boris Johnson flounders Covid-19 details

"We do hope you will participate in this special event."

The event, which will adhere to social distancing rules, is set to take place on November 29, from 10am - 3pm.

For more information, contact Brian Fennelly by email at tcm@woodley.gov.uk.