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Celebrating One Great Day at Parkgate

01 Aug 2019 10:58:51
One Great Day

Shoppers and employees at Parkgate were joined by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal mascot Dr Ted to celebrate One Great Day of fundraising. 

The popular retail park was one of 140 shopping centres across the UK taking part in the annual ‘One Great Day’ fundraising event in June, raising £657.50 each for the Dr Ted children’s appeal and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Janet Drury, Parkgate’s centre manager, said: “Our One Great Day event is something which all the tenants look forward to because it’s a great opportunity for us to work together and to have some fun raising money for the children who are cared for nationally by the NHS and locally at Rotherham Hospital.

“It was wonderful to have Dr Ted at the event for the first time this year and he certainly got lots of hugs and high-fives from shoppers out enjoying the sunshine. We’d like to thank all the traders and shoppers who supported us. We’re really proud to have raised so much.”

One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised more than £500,000 for 113 different children’s health charities. One Great Day now covers over 70 million square feet of retail space across the UK.

A host of activities were on offer at Parkgate including face painting, musical entertainment and the chance to see the famous Ghost Busters Cadillac. 

Barry Mellor, Chair of the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Charitable Funds Committee, said: “We’re incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated fundraisers and to see everyone at Parkgate coming together with Dr Ted to raise money for two hospital charities is fantastic.

“All the money raised for our children’s appeal will help to fund resources, projects and equipment which help us to provide the added extras for the babies, youngsters and teenagers we care for in the community and at Rotherham Hospital, so thank you to everyone who supported the event.”

For more information about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or via trft.charity@nhs.net. You can also donate to the Dr Ted children's appeal via Just Giving - www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rhcgc/drted