h3
hss
anker 11

News




Three days of fundraising activity coming to Ankerside

Three days of fundraising activity coming to Ankerside

Ankerside Shopping Centre is gearing up for three days of fun-packed fundraising in support of one of the UK’s leading cancer charities, Macmillan Cancer Support.
 
Activity will begin on Thursday 27 September between 9.30am and 11.30am at Ankerside’s ‘Stay & Play’ kids’ club, where little shoppers and their families will be able to decorate mugs – one to take home and the other to be sold at the centre’s main fundraising event on Saturday, with all proceeds donated to the charity.
 
The next day will see a team of fundraisers from Macmillan selling tickets for a fantastic raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs including gift sets, grooming hampers, games and a Dyson hoover, to mention a few.
 
The height of the event is the centre’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, where on Saturday 29 September from 11am until 4pm, visitors can enjoy a hot drink and a selection of delicious cakes in exchange for a small donation.
 
The Macmillan fundraising team will be holding a teddy-themed tombola on the mall outside Clintons. Raffle tickets and a funfair game will also be held close to Druckers, which will have a range of cakes and treats that it will be selling to help with the fundraising.
 
Ankerside’s manager, Mark Burbridge, said its Coffee Morning is a firm favourite in the centre’s events calendar. “Last year, more than £1,800 was raised by our wonderful shoppers who had a brilliant time taking part in all the activities. Macmillan is a phenomenal charity, which is close to the hearts of many people on the Ankerside team and in the wider community, too.
 
“We’ve been excitedly preparing for what will be our seventh Coffee Morning and there’s something for everyone to enjoy over the next few days,” said Mark. “It’s always a great moment when people come together like this in support of an amazing cause. Tamworth is incredibly generous and I’ve no doubt that this will be another hugely successful fundraiser for Macmillan.”