The Newcastle-based shopping and dining destination, Eldon Square, has partnered with a local charity, Tiny Lives Trust, to raise vital funds as part of the ‘One Great Day’ event that will be hosted in the centre on Saturday the 3rd of September.

The national event, ‘One Great Day’, is an annual initiative organised by One Great Day Charity to raise money and support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The city centre’s premium shopping destination, Eldon Square, will be participating by hosting an event in the centre, with money raised going to both the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Newcastle-based Tiny Lives.

Running on Saturday the 3rd of September between 11 am and 5 pm, the main fundraising activity will be located in and around the Chevy Chase area of Eldon Square (outside John Lewis & Partners and Boots). The fun-filled day of activities includes a Pro Reaction Testing Machine, a Beat the Buzzer game to test your nerves and even a Giant 8-lane Scalextric.

Catering to the younger audience is the Tiny Lives craft area with face painting, a bean bag hoop game and a little monsters colouring-in area in Grey’s Quarter opposite Chatime. Visitors will be asked to make a donation to participate in each activity and in return, the young participants will be rewarded with sweet treats for taking part in the activities.

Tania Kelly, Marketing Manager at Eldon Square said: “With both Great Ormond Street and Tiny Lives playing such a crucial role in delivering critical care for children, we are delighted to participate again in the ‘One Great Day’ event. It means a lot to us to have the opportunity to raise vital funds, so they continue looking after the youngest in our communities; all of that whilst having great fun.”

Louise Carroll, Tiny Lives’ Community and Events Fundraiser added: “We are looking forward to working alongside the team at Eldon Square as they have kindly chosen Tiny Lives as their local charity to support during their One Great Day.  We will be there from 11 am with lots of fun activities for the children and grown-ups. Tiny Lives offers a safety net for parents who have entered a world completely out of their control. Having a baby that is born prematurely or sick can be a truly world-shaking experience, and it’s only through our wonderful supporters that we can continue to be there for the families and babies who have experienced time in the Neonatal Unit at the RVI.”

The ‘One Great Day’ initiative is part of Eldon Square’s ongoing commitment to support its community through purposeful partnerships.

You can find more information on the One Great Day event here:

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