Lakeside Village raises thousands for charity in 2012!

In 2012, Lakeside Village smashed its targets by raising a staggering £50,000 for local charities, helping to change countless lives across the region. Throughout 2012, Lakeside Village sponsored a number of charities to ensure people from all walks of life benefited from the generosity of both staff and shoppers. British Heart foundation, Marie Curie, Thorne Rural Lions, Breast Cancer Care, Guide Dogs, Kilton Pet Rescue, Afghan Heroes, Cat protection, RAFA Bluebell Wood, RSPB and Safe@Last are just a few of those that were supported by the centre.

Cheryl Sadler, Centre Manager said: “The fundraising activity has been very creative this year, providing shoppers and staff with a whole array of entertainment that really adds to the atmosphere at Lakeside Village”. Locals were treated to fantastic Jubilee celebration’s as well as summer and Halloween entertainment and the annual Santa’s Grotto for Christmas. Plus 75 people braved the night sleeping outdoors on the mall of Lakeside Village for the Safe @ Last’s Big Sleep out.

 

The monthly fundraising activity ‘Bag it up for Bluebell Wood’ saw one of the most generous increases with an amazing 1,091 charity bags donated to the Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice by customers at the shopping village.  The centre also worked closely with Guide Dogs UK and welcomed a new member to the Lakeside Village family; newly born puppy Willow, whose name was chosen by a shopper in a competition. Customers and staff took part in a mammoth six hour Spinathon to help raise money for Sports Relief in association with the Doncaster Dome. Lastly, 124 brave people visited the Blood Mobile to donate blood and make a difference.

 

Sadler added: “We are thrilled to report we have not only beaten our 2011 total, but collected a staggering £20,000 more! On behalf of Lakeside Village and all of the charitiesI would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has been involved and we only hope that 2013 sees another increase in how many lives we can change”.

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