Shoppers in Bromley went above and beyond to show their kindness over the festive season.

The Glades Shopping Centre has thanked shoppers for helping raise more than £10,000 for local charities, with more than 11,000 people visiting Santa over Christmas.

During December, shoppers raised more than £10,000 as 20 different charities and organisations took to the stage to serenade those doing their Christmas shopping.

Singers from St Christopher's Hospice, Bromley Mencap and The Maypole Project amongst others spread Christmas cheer through their choirs, raising money in the process.

Kate Miller, general manager of The Glades, said: “There’s nothing more heartwarming than hearing a choir singing classic songs at Christmas. Our shoppers showed just how much they loved it and dug deep to raise a phenomenal amount of money in such a short space of time.

“The money will go a long way in helping these fantastic organisations continue their amazing work in the community,” she said. “The kindness of Bromley knows no bounds and the generosity we’ve witnessed over the last few weeks has been nothing short of incredible. That’s what Christmas is all about.”

The Glades also held a Giving Tree campaign in honour of Chartwell Cancer Trust.

Shoppers bought 230 gifts during the campaign, which were donated to the charity's oncology wards at Bromley Childhood Cancer Support Group.

Michelle Simpson, sales & marketing consultant from the charity, said: “We had a great time at The Glades helping others with their Christmas preparations.

“We met some very grateful shoppers and in the process, we were able to inform many people about what we do. A huge thank you to the centre and its wonderful customers.”

Kate Miller added: "Thank you to everyone for making Christmas at The Glades a brilliant success. We’ve sailed past the 20 million visitor barrier and now 2018 is here, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more shoppers and announcing a whole host of events, activities, store openings and more in the coming weeks and months.”