FAMILIES from HALO Children’s Foundation were treated to a day out at an animal reserve by staff from intu Uxbridge shopping centre.

They went on a safari to Port Lympne Reserve in Kent and got up close to the 700 rare animals.

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The trip was part of the shopping centre’s aim to give something back to the charity, which supports families suffering from the loss of a loved one.

Alia Jones, chief executive of HALO, said: “This generous gesture will be treasured for a very long time and we feel very lucky to be intu Uxbridge’s chosen charity of the year.”