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
“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.
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
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate to the Dr Ted children's appeal via Just Giving - www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rhcgc/drted