Kristina Salayova and her nephew Sebastian, 3.

Glasgow Fort has announced that its popular giant giving box, originally installed for Christmas, will now be a permanent feature at the centre in a bid to help raise even more funds for its charity partner, Cultivating Mindfulness.

Located in the central plaza area, just outside of Argos, visitors can use contactless payment to easily donate £3, £5 and £10 to the charity.

Cultivating Mindfulness is a Glasgow-based charity that is committed to supporting the wellbeing of young people aged 12-23 from its Wellbeing Centre in Muirend.

The charity hosts a range of wellbeing programmes and activities including meditation, yoga and pilates sessions, and aims to help local youngsters to live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.

The giving box at Glasgow Fort has helped to raise £1,600 for the charity so far.

Phil Goodman, centre director at Glasgow Fort, said: “Our Christmas giving box was a huge success and raised a great deal of money for Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas campaign, which is delivered by Cultivating Mindfulness.

“By making the giving box a permanent feature at Glasgow Fort, visitors will be able to support the charity all year round with the tap of a card or phone, helping them to continue the fantastic work they are doing for teens and young adults across the city.”

Glasgow Fort is now welcoming visitors back as it reopened its non-essential stores last week. The centre continues to have extra social distancing measures and hand sanitising stations in place to help everyone enjoy a safe shopping experience.