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Shopping centre raises thousands for ONE GREAT DAY!
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Shopping centre raises thousands for ONE GREAT DAY!

19 June 2017

Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley has raised almost £7,000 with our ONE GREAT DAY  fundraising 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 9 teams taking part this year. 15 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.Local businesses and contractors to the centre supporting the event include; Talk To Media,Ride On Entertainment!, Amco, Kone, Barnsley Electrical Supplies, Gates Estates, Blue Frame Associates, Fizzco, Oltec, Safe, Pure Water Solutions, USL, Norcroft, Mitie Cleaning and Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre.

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 2 deserving charities.”

“It’s fantastic to see our contractors and local companies backing our fundraising efforts and we are very thankful to all of them for their help and support which has seen a record year of fundraising for us during 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 ONE GREAT DAY.