Shoppers and employees at
Parkgate Shopping Centre had a great day raising money for the Rotherham
Hospital and Community Charity’s Dr
Ted children’s appeal.
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 to raise £446.81 for Dr Ted and an equal amount for the Great Ormond
Street Hospital Charity
Janet Drury, Parkgate’s centre
manager, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be part of One Great Day events
again this year and it’s something which I know all the tenants look forward
to. It’s a great opportunity to have some fun raising money for children who
are cared for nationally by the NHS and locally at Rotherham Hospital.
“It was a great atmosphere
as usual at Parkgate and we’re really proud to have raised so much money. Thank
you to all our customers who supported us."
Dr Ted’s children’s appeal
raises money to fund everything from toys to specialist medical equipment and
resources for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust to help provide Rotherham’s
youngest and most vulnerable patients, and their families, have the best
experience of being in hospital as possible.
George Briggs, Chief
Operating Officer at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re
incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated fundraisers and to see everyone at
Parkgate coming together to raise money for two such great causes is amazing.
“All the money raised for Dr
Ted will help the Charity to raise smiles amongst our youngest patients at
Rotherham Hospital and make their visit as comfortable and stress free as
One Great Day was
established in 2014 and has so far raised more than £400,000 for 93 different
children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. One Great
Day events now take place in more than 46 million square feet of retail space
across the UK, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between
Michal Noe, Trustee of One
Great Day, said: “We were thrilled to have Parkgate as one of 140 shopping
centres taking part this year, helping so many children’s health charities
across the country. We are also very grateful to CBRE, Montague Evans and
Savills, our official corporate partners, for making this initiative possible.”
For more information about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity
please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or via Charity@rothgen.nhs.uk.