Green Oaks Shopping Centre is launching a ‘Summer of Giving’ on Saturday 26 May, with the first of a series of exciting family friendly events to raise money for Halton Haven Hospice.
The shopping centre will be organising a diverse selection of activities running from May right through to the end of the summer holidays, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the Runcorn based hospice. Events will range from balloon modelling and face painting to an extra special superhero day!
Kicking off the excitement will be a day of face painting fun that will take place at the shopping centre on Saturday 26 May, 11am-4pm. Kids can be transformed into a butterfly, tiger or even their favourite superhero with people asked to ‘pay what they feel’ and all money raised going to the hospice, funding their incredible work caring for local people with life limiting conditions. The launch event coincides with Halton Haven Hospice’s annual Forget Me Not Week (21-27 May), where local people are encouraged to organise their own purple-themed fundraising activities to raise vital funds.
Parents who post a picture of their little one’s amazing faces at the event onto the Greek Oaks Shopping Centre Facebook page will also have the chance to win a £20 gift card to spend at their favourite Green Oaks stores including Pandora, Peacocks and TJ Hughes.
Robert Cooke, Operations Supervisor at Green Oaks comments, “We’re so excited to be teaming up with Halton Haven Hospice for our Summer of Giving! Green Oaks is really at the heart of the local community and so we wanted to support a charity close to people’s hearts and to offer some great events for families to enjoy at the same time. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone along to join in the fun!”
Halton Haven Hospice commented “It costs £2.5 million a year just to keep the hospice open and so Green Oaks Shopping Centre organising a Summer of Giving is a brilliant contribution to helping us reach this target. We rely on the generosty of local people to ensure we can keep caring for those who need us and so we hope everyone comes along to as many events as possible and helps to make it a summer to remember!”