One Great Day Out – supported by Arndale Morecambe Bay
Arndale Morecambe Bay is one of 140 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’ on Saturday 3rd 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 Charity, and other locally based children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres will provide a special family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.
One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised over £250,000 for 93 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. One Great Day now covers over 46 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between!
Great Ormond Street Hospital is NewRiver’s Retails, the owners of Arndale Morecambe Bay’s corporate partner for the year. All 33 shopping centre within their portfolio will be hosting their event on the 3rd June this year. Arndale Morecambe Bay will be hosting a ‘Book & Bake’ sale with a children’s bouncy castle in aid of the charity on the Saturday. In addition to this, they will also be hosting a free half term activity in conjunction with Pick ‘n’ Mix events. There will be a IPS Lights out table on the 1st June, where people of all ages can try their wit and reflexes against a digital version of ‘whack a mole’.
Sarah Harrison, centre manager of Arndale Morecambe Bay, commented:
“We are absolutely delighted to be a part of One Great Day. Hosting an event like this gives us the chance to give something back to support the wonderful work of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which supports patients and families from across the UK. We are asking if people have any unwanted books. If so, could they please donate them to the Arndale and support this fantastic charity”
“One Great Day is about community engagement and raising money for a number of great causes, but it is also a fantastic opportunity for families in the area to get together and enjoy a fun day out whilst spending quality time together.”
Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have NewRiver’s Arndale Morecambe Bay as one of 140 shopping centres taking part this year. This is the largest One Great Day yet, and we are proud that One Great Day is helping so many children’s health charities across the country.”