£1,710 raised for Great Ormond Street and Demelza in aid of ‘One Great Day’
Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre’s, One Great Day charity fundraising event was held on Friday 23rd June, with kmfm. The centre raised £1,710.44 which will be equally divided between local charity partner Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Hempstead Valley was one of 140 shopping centres across the UK that took part in ‘One Great Day’ in 2017.
On One Great Day, Hempstead Valley and Demelza, provided a range of fun competitions and activities, hosted by Rob Wills, kmfm Drivetime Presenter. Activities included a Cash Grabber, run by the kmfm Street Team and a raffle, karate demonstrations and games for children.
Mark Rumfitt, Centre Manager of Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, commented: “We were absolutely delighted to have been asked to take part in One Great Day and this was our first year we have held this event. Our staff, tenants and customers were very generous with their donations and we are proud to confirm that £1,710.44 has been raised!”
“One Great Day is about community engagement and raising money, but this event also provided a great opportunity for families to enjoy a fun day out, whilst supporting the wonderful work of Demelza and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. It was definitely One Great Day!”
Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre 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.”
Help us to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Demelza on 23rd June with ONE GREAT DAY!
About the day
We have a selection of prizes which customers have the opportunity to win through various activities such as:
- Giant great raffle
- Cash grabber
- Children’s activities
From 4.30pm to 5pm - there will be Karate demonstrations from Blackbelt Martial Arts
All events will be held outside next to the restaurants and The Venue.
Rob Wills kmfm Drivetime Presenter will be at the centre from 12pm- 2pm. kmfm will be at the event all day with their Street Team running competitions and the Cash grabber.
Demelza will have a stand and will be offering various activities.
So what is ONE GREAT DAY?
ONE GREAT DAY is an UK wide annual charity fundraising day, raising money and support primarily for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Demelza, a local children’s charity, close to the heart of our community. It is a registered charity and was initiated by parents whose son received care at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We aim to inspire, engage and empower our community to make a difference by getting involved in a series of fundraising events at Hempstead Valley. The charity was established in 2014, and so far over £230,000 has been raised for more than 50 childrens’ charities. 2017 will see over 150 shopping centres taking part in ONE GREAT DAY!