Visitors to The Glades Shopping Centre have raised a fantastic £591.97 for a local and national children’s charity following the UK-wide event, ‘One Great Day’ which 200 shopping centres have taken part in.
Family fun at the Bromley-based shopping centre’s ‘Festival of Colour’ themed event included a giant colouring wall, ‘spin & win’ wheel, face painting and arts and crafts. The funds kindly donated by its shoppers will be shared between The Chartwell Children’s Cancer Trust (CCCT) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
The CCCT supports three local children’s oncology wards: Tiger Ward in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, The CCT Frog in Croydon University Hospital and Toni & Guy Ward in King’s College Hospital.
Through its fundraising, it provides a range of support services for capital projects, equipment, training and additional medical staff, as well as toys, games and fun things.
The medical staff decides where the money is spent, so not a penny is wasted. It also runs and funds four local childhood cancer support groups, which provide a lifeline and offers valuable support to its oncology children and their families.
Michelle Simpson, Sales & Marketing Consultant/Co-ordinator for Childhood Cancer Support Groups, said: “We were delighted to be a chosen charity for One Great Day, it really was a great day and it was fantastic to see the community coming together to help those less fortunate than themselves.”
Mark Haynes, Director of The Glades, expressed his grateful thanks to everyone who came to support the event. “One Day Great has been another excellent fundraising activity at The Glades and we are so pleased with the brilliant turnout and money collected,” he said. “The boundless generosity the people of Bromley have is something that never fails to move us, and we are incredibly proud to be part of a town that does all it can to bring some joy to those experiencing challenging situations.”