‘Check-out’ Sprucefield Shopping Centre’s brand new Charity of the Year – Cancer Fund for Children. The shopping complex in Lisburn has just joined forces with Northern Ireland’s leading charity supporting children, young people and families affected by cancer.
For those looking for an excuse for some retail (or donation) therapy – this is most definitely it.
The 2015/2016 partnership, which aims to raise as much as £10k this year, will enable the charity to continue providing practical, emotional and financial support in the home, community and hospital ward as well as much-needed free therapeutic short breaks for exhausted families whose lives have been devastated by cancer.
Money will be raised by a range of fundraising activities and collections in the shopping centre which boasts a myriad of top names such as M&S, Next and Mothercare as well as Pets at Home and McDonald’s.
Cancer Fund for Children’s Corporate fundraiser, Sorcha Chipperfield, who manages the partnership, said: “I am delighted the Sprucefield Centre has come on-board as a corporate partner and so excited for the many fundraising opportunities this new venture will bring. Cancer Fund for Children relies on the generosity of the public and companies like the Sprucefield Centre to continue its vital work. Funds raised will enable the charity’s team of experienced Specialists to help even more families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives supporting them during and after treatment and sadly in some cases, bereavement.”
“It is particularly poignant that Sprucefield Centre has launched this partnership in September which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Keep an eye out for the multitude of other exciting fundraising events taking place this month such as our Gimme 5 campaign on Q Radio, ReadOn and Zipline the Lagan. Check out our website cancerfundforchildren.com for more information.”
Tim Honeyford, Centre Manager said: “Sprucefield Shopping Centre is proud to be partnering Cancer Fund for Children for the next twelve months. We look forward to hosting several fundraising events and are confident that the money raised will make a difference to families affected by cancer.”