Big-hearted bosses at Braehead shopping centre have come up with a wizard way of raising money for a good cause.

They are to stage a Harry Potter Day in the Renfrew mall, with all sorts of magic taking place in support of the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The fun-filled event will be held in the central atrium on Friday, from 10am until 7pm, and feature arts and crafts activities for kids, who will get a chance to make a pair of spectacles and a tie like Harry wears, along with a Hogwarts bookmark and fortune-teller board.

Families can have their photograph taken in front of a green screen and, thanks to some hi-tech magic, when the pictured is emailed to them, the backdrop will make it look like they have paid a visit to Hogwarts.

A prize draw will also be held, with a host of Potter goodies as prizes.

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

William McGowan, the charity's head of partnerships and events, said: “We can’t wait to host our Harry Potter Day at Braehead and look forward to bringing the spirit of Hogwarts to the shopping centre.

“We are incredibly grateful to Braehead for their continued support and generosity. We rely entirely on fundraising and donations to fund our life-changing hospital projects and make sure that young patients and their families receive the extra special care they deserve.

“Funds raised through our magical Harry Potter Day activities will help to continue our charity-funded play and events programme, family support services and wellbeing support for NHS staff, giving children and their families the best possible hospital experience.”

Lydia Brown, Braehead’s community development manager, added: “We’re really looking forward to a spell-binding time at the Harry Potter Day.

“We hope everyone will join the fun by coming along to Braehead dressed in Harry Potter costumes on the day and it will be like a real Hogwarts get-together.

“Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity does fantastic work and is well worth supporting.”