It will be ‘One Great Day’ at White River Place shopping centre this weekend

Fri 23rd June 2017

White River Place is one of 140 shopping centres across the UK taking part in the ‘One Great Day’ charity fundraising event on Saturday June 24th.  

The event will support and raise money for two major charities, Children’s Hospice South West and Great Ormond Street Hospital through a number of activities during the fun day. 

One of the highlights of the event will include a performance by dynamic dance school 4 Funx Sake Youth Dance who have organised the break-out dance performance, The Big Town Dance, as well as demonstrations throughout the day.  

Local dancers of all ages in St Austell have been rallying together to perfect the routine which will be performed in the middle of the town at 12.30pm, seeing the dancers raise money for the children’s charities.  

Richard Hurst, Manager of White River Place, said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting the One Great Day charity event which will raise money for two crucially important children’s charities – and what better way than to team up with the fantastic dancers from 4 Funx Sake for a very special performance.  

“We hope the people of St Austell will come down and enjoy the variety of activities on offer to raise money whilst enjoying a fun family day out.” 

Snap Fitness St Austell Gym based at White River Place will also be hosting a 24 hour endurance cycling challenge as part of the charity event, where two teams will race to cycle the distance around all three Children’s Hospice centres in the South West on spinning bikes, with the loosing team facing the One Great Day stocks. 

Throughout the day there will also be various charity stalls offering information and advice around the centre, as well as a raffle with prizes donated by stores, and balloon modelling and entertainment for children.  

Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have White River Place as one of 140 shopping centres taking part this year. This is the largest One Great Day yet, and we are proud that One Great Day is helping so many children’s health charities across the country.” 

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 Charity, and other locally based children’s health charities.

 Participating shopping centres will provide a special family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes. 

One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised over £250,000 for 93 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. 

One Great Day now covers over 46 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between!  

Donations for the charity can be made through the Virgin just giving page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/WRPOGD. 

 For more information and to keep up to date on St Austell events, follow the White River Place social media channels, either on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whiteriverplace or on Twitter @Whiteriverplace. 


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