Quadrant Shopping Centre is one of 200 centres across the UK taking part in the ‘One Great Day’charity initiative, taking place at the centre on Saturday 8 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 event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.
Quadrant Shopping Centre will once again be fundraising for Swansea-based Kids Cancer Charity, as well as Great Ormand Street Hospital. This locally based organisation provides care and support to families, children and teenagers affected by cancer.
It offers schemes such as its holiday programme which gives those in its care the chance to enjoy their dream holiday. Whether it’s a luxury caravan in Wales or Disney World in Florida, they will be able to create some fantastic lasting memories with family and friends.
Throughout the day, the centre will be holding a variety of family fun activities for everyone to enjoy. These include giant games, such as Connect 4, Jenga and Dominoes and a dedicated candy floss stall. Also, visitors will have the chance to win a host of top prizes, and this year, there is over £2,000 worth of goodies up for grabs.
Taking centre stage will be local popular Swansea band, Streetwise, – a group that’s more than just a musical act. The eight-piece ensemble will not only be performing a host of classic songs to entertain the shoppers.
Lisa Hartley, centre manager of Quadrant Shopping Centre, said: “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 Kids Cancer Charity and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which supports patients and families from across the UK.
“One Great Day is an event that has fantastic energy and brings our community together while raising money for charity. Families in the area get to enjoy a fun day out – and it’s all for a good cause!”
Commenting on the event, Helen Johns, for Kids Cancer Charity, said: “One Great Day means so much to the organisation. It enables us to be more visible in the local community and to interact with the public, raising the profile of the charity.
“The money raised will help us to continue to support children affected by cancer over the coming weeks and months via our much-needed services.” For more information about the charity’s services visit www.kidscancercharity.org.
Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Quadrant Shopping Centre as one of 200 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many ill children across the country.”
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 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!