Big Narstie, Sissy Lea and Abena The Actress in the heart of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre helping to raise funds for local charity and GOSH
Lights, camera, action…
This weekend saw the stage set for charity at the Shopping Centre with a talent show of young people entertaining the crowd, cheered on by Big Narstie, Abena The Actress and local superstar Sissy Lea.
The annual fun raising event, One Great Day, took place at shopping centres up and down the country in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and local charities. Our team chose to support Youth & Community Connexions (NYCC), an onsite charity supporting local young people as well as the wider community.
From 11am to 4pm on Saturday 4th September, families were spoilt for choice with carousel rides, face painting, meeting superheroes and a full-on talent show. All proceeds made during the day were split between Youth & Community Connexions and GOSH. To top it all off, Crosstree Real Estate Partners (Crosstree), owners of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, have matched all funds raised so each charity gets an even bigger portion!
Rebecca Bird, Retail Manager here at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, said, “It was such a wonderful atmosphere and we are so proud to have been a part of this. Supporting the local community is something we strongly believe in and we are over the moon with the money we raised on the day. Crosstree’s generous donation has meant that both charities will receive £706.16 and knowing that locally this will go towards the learning hub for NYCC means a lot to all of us involved.”
Cynthia Cobourn, Director of NYCC, said, “This weekend was something the team were all looking forward to for a while and I couldn’t be prouder of all those involved. A great day was really had by all and we were able to raise funds and awareness in the process.
“We are so grateful to everyone that came to support us on the day and help us raise the much-needed funds. And thank you Crosstree for the additional donation. We are blown away.”
Rebecca continued, “It really felt emotional being involved in this event and every time we get the community together here in the Centre, I am truly filled with so much pride. Community for us is what it is all about. Keep your eyes peeled for what we have throughout the year!”
The team are working hard to continue their summer success of events and will be keeping us on our toes with even more events scheduled throughout the year. Keep an eye on our events page on the website, follow us on social media or request to receive the monthly newsletter for updates.