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Ankerside is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’ on Saturday 15 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 Children’s Charity, and other local children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres provide a special event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.

Between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, Ankerside will host funfair games for the family to enjoy, with event-goers also able to receive sweet treats, stickers and balloons. Ankerside Rangers will be in attendance to help with fundraising as will volunteers from Simon’s Heroes, a local charity which aims to improve the quality of life and make positive differences for children with life-limiting illnesses.

The shopping centre will be supporting the Tamworth-based organisation alongside Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Mark Burbridge, centre manager at Ankerside Shopping Centre, commented: “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 Simon’s Heroes and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, which supports patients and families from across the UK.”

Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Ankerside as one of 200 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many ill children across the country. We are so grateful to CBRE, Lockton, Montague Evans and Savills, our official corporate partners, whose sponsorship means that every penny put in our collection buckets goes directly to these worthy charities.”

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 Children’s 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!