Lothian MSP Miles Briggs is backing the Charity Retail Association’s ‘Good Cause Santa Claus’ campaign.

Briggs is encouraging local residents and businesses to participate in the Secret Santa challenge
launched for the third year by the Charity Retail Association.

Secret Santa is a popular game amongst families, friends and work colleagues in which participants randomly assign another member of the group to buy an anonymous gift for.

The MSP for Lothian has backed the challenge and is highlighting the benefits of Christmas shopping in local charity shops.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative Lothian MSP, said: “I was pleased to support ‘Good Cause Santa Claus’, Secret Santa Challenge on a visit to Shelter Charity Shop in Morningside with the Charity Retail Association.

“The Good Cause Santa Claus challenge is a fun way to give to charity this Christmas and be environmentally friendly during the festivities.

“This Christmas why not pop into your local charity shop to see what you can find.”

Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail Association said: “Taking part in our Secret Santa challenge is a great opportunity for
people to enjoy the brilliance of buying from local charity shops this

“Buying gifts this way allows shoppers to give to the charity, reduce
waste going to landfill and have fun with unique presents for family, friends
and colleagues.”