The Glades is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’ on Saturday 15 June.
One Great Day is a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and other local children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres provide a special event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.
From 11am until 4pm on Saturday, The Glades will be brightening up Bromley’s day with its fantastic ‘Festival of Colour’ event. This will include a prize wheel, where for a small donation, it can be given a spin for a chance to win goodies.
The Glades’ giant wall of colour is a family-friendly activity where everyone can show off their artistic side and help add a brightly-hued feature to the centre. Face painters will also be there to offer event-goers an all-new look and a craft station will keep the little ones thoroughly entertained for the day.
The Glades will be raising money for The Chartwell Cancer Trust Tiger Ward, which supports the children’s cancer and leukaemia unit Tiger Ward and the Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. The shopping centre will also be collecting donations for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Mark Haynes, Director of The Glades, commented: “One Great Day is a fantastic event that allows our community to come together whilst helping children that really need support. Hosting an event like this is a really fun way to give something back to assist the wonderful work of The Chartwell Cancer Trust Tiger Ward and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, which supports patients and families from across the UK.”
Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have The Glades as one of 200 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many ill children across the country. We are so grateful to CBRE, Lockton, Montague Evans and Savills, our official corporate partners, whose sponsorship means that every penny put in our collection buckets goes directly to these worthy charities.”
One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised over £500,000 for 113 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. One Great Day now covers over 70 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between!