Youngster Ide MacNeil had a wizard time dressing up as Harry Potter at Braehead shopping centre at the weekend.

The five-year-old from Paisley was at the mall when it played host to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for a Harry Potter Weekend of fun-filled activities including a treasure hunt and some magical arts and crafts.

Kids also had their photograph taken in front of a green screen and thanks to some Harry Potter magic, when the pictured is emailed to them, the backdrop will make it look like they have been in Hogwarts.


Photo: Ide MacNeil, aged five, from Paisley loves being Harry Potter at Braehead shopping centre

The three-day event was held to raise much-needed funds for the charity’s life-changing projects and services for children in hospital and their families.

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

Braehead’s community development manager, Lydia Brown said: “We had a magical weekend of wizards and witches and everyone enjoyed becoming Harry Potter – even for just a little while.”

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


Photo: Youngsters enjoying the arts and crafts at Braehead’s Harry Potter Weekend are from left, Islay MacDermid, aged nine; her four-year-old sister Nieve, from Barrhead and five-year-old Jessica Jack, also from Barrhead helped by a volunteer from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity

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