A local shopping centre in Barnsley has raised almost £7,000 with their ‘One Great Day’ fund-raising campaign, featuring a Tandem Skydive, a charity golf day and various collections all in support of children’s charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and South Yorkshire’s Cash for Kids.
Steph Higham, Aaron Powell and Dan Hinchcliffe from the Alhambra Shopping Centre leaped 15,000 ft. from a plane at Hibalstow Airfield, raising £1,216.86.
One Great Golf Day at Sandhill Golf Club in Barnsley raised a staggering £5,105.57, with nine teams taking part this year. Fifteen of the 18 holes were sponsored by local businesses and contractors to the Alhambra and a special thank you goes to Lee Baron, Alhambra’s managing agents, for their generous contribution.
These two events, along with collections throughout the centre has seen the Alhambra raise a grand total of £6,519.52 for the two fantastic children’s charities.
Steph Higham, Alhambra Shopping Centre Marketing Manager said: “The Skydive was nerve racking but an amazing experience and worth every bit of fear to raise such a significant amount for these two deserving charities.
“It’s fantastic to see our contractors and local companies backing our fund-raising efforts and we are very thankful to all of them for their help and support which has seen a record year for our ‘One Great Day’ events.”
Rob Hobson, Director at specialist property agents, Lee Baron, added: “This is a fantastic achievement by everybody at Alhambra Shopping Centre. We believe in giving back and taking responsibility for our actions and this culture radiates across all the work we do with our partners across the country.”
Established in 2014, One Great Day has so far raised over £250,000 for more than 50 different children’s charities throughout the UK. 2017 has seen 140 shopping centres across the UK take part in the event.
For more information about Alhambra Shopping Centre visit:www.alhambracentre.co.uk or call 01226 295355.
- Picture shows John Tarrant, Centre Manager, and his team taking part in the One Great Golf Day. (From left-right: Kev Parker, Pete Johnson, Alan Smith and John Tarrant)