One great day at the arc...
To celebrate Father’s Day weekend and the Euro 2016 Championships, arc shopping centre is hosting a charity football event in Charter Square for the whole family.
On Saturday 18th June, between 11am-3pm, a penalty shoot-out will be set up in the shopping centre alongside a face painter who will be waiting to paint your face colour of your favourite football team.
Throughout the day shoppers will be invited to take on the shoot out with the winner at the end of the day netting themselves a £50 shopping voucher for the arc store of their choice.
The event is part of the One Great Day initiative, raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
To take part in the penalty shoot-out and face painting the centre is asking for a small donation in the charity collection box, all of which will all be split between the two charities.
Although Great Ormond Street Hospital is located in central London, more than half of their patients come from across the UK, often with illnesses that cannot be treated elsewhere. The Hospital Children's Charity also funds six projects in Glasgow, Oxford, Manchester and Nottingham, investing nearly £1million in potentially life-saving research for children.
The local charity being supported through arc’s football even is the children’s hospice charity EACH. The charity support children and young people living with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement. They manage this through a range of services delivered where the family wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of their three hospices in Milton, Ipswich and Quidenham. To operate they rely heavily on fundraising with in the community.
Colin Roberts is the centre manager at arc shopping centre and is delighted to be part of the One Great Day initiative. He said “This Nationwide charity event is a great way to raise funds for two marvellous charities while ensuring the focus is on having fun. Each touch so many lives in our region and although people often associate Great Ormond Street Hospital with London, their reach is so much wider than that, they treat kids from all over the UK including many from our area. Please come along and support the event.”