19 June 2018

SUNDERLAND shoppers will be invited to dig deep during their Saturday shopping trip this weekend to help raise money for two hospital units.

The Bridges shopping centre has signed up to take part in One Great Day, a fundraising initiative which will raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the Neonatal unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

This Saturday, 23 June, the centre will run a charity tombola, which will feature a host of prizes with everything from hampers and gift cards to pamper packages and cosmetics.

And as an added bonus, everyone who wins will then get the opportunity for a free spin on the Wheel of Fortune with the possibility of winning a star prize.

“We are hoping that shoppers at the centre will come and support this wonderful cause, which benefits children both here in Sunderland and on a national level,” said Andy Bradley, centre director at the Bridges.

“We’ve had some incredible prizes donated from our retailers at the centre as well as our friends from across the city, and we hope that visitors will get involved and help support two charities which work tirelessly for children.

“I hope as many people as possible get behind us on Saturday and take part in our tombola. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs and all of the money raised on the day will go straight to the charities.”

The One Great Day initiative aims to encourage families and communities from across the UK to come together at their local shopping centre to get involved in a day of fun challenges.

Monies raised will be split between Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and a local children’s charity, with the Bridges opting to support its local Neonatal unit.

Michal Noe, trustee at One Great Day is thrilled to have secured the support of the Bridges.

“We are delighted to have the Bridges, Sunderland, take part in One Great Day,” he said. “They are raising money for two fantastic, worthwhile causes and inviting the whole community to take part. We are sure there will be many happy winners.”