One great day at the Arc Village Fete raising money for Great Ormond Street and the My WiSH Charity

As part of the One Great Day initiative, on Saturday, June 23, from 11am to 3pm, the Arc Shopping Centre will be giving customers all the fun of the fair, with their traditional village fete themed event.

The event raises money each year for the Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as local charity My WiSH.

The event will bring all the traditional games and stalls of a village fete, along with lots of fun and laughter to the town centre.

Each of the fair games, including a tombola, guess the name of the teddy, hook-a-duck and a guess how many balloons inside the car, will have prizes to be won and will only be 50p each to play or three turns for £1.

There will also be the chance to get transformed into your favourite character or animal, with face painting for £2.50 per person. 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the charities.

One Great Day is a UK wide annual charity fundraising day, raising money and support primarily for Great Ormond Street Hospital and local children’s charities close to the heart of each community.

Although Great Ormond Street Hospital is located in central London, more than half of their patients come from across the UK, often with illnesses that cannot be treated elsewhere.

The Hospital Children’s Charity also funds six projects in Glasgow, Oxford, Manchester and Nottingham, investing nearly £1 million in potentially life-saving research for children.

 

Colin Roberts, the Arc’s centre manager said: “This Nationwide charity event is a great way to raise funds for two marvellous charities, while ensuring the focus is on having fun. My WiSH Charity touch so many lives in our region and although people often associate Great Ormond Street Hospital with London, their reach is so much wider than that, they treat kids from all over the UK, including many from our area. Please come along and support the event.”

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