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Shopping centre welcomes favourite Paw Patrol pup character for children’s charity fundraiser

Youngsters were out in force in Bridlington this Saturday as The Promenades Shopping Centre welcomed a popular canine star for an epic day of fundraising.

Marshall from TV’s Paw Patrol was in the centre from 12pm – 2pm, meeting adoring fans to raise money for Believe in Eve and Great Ormand Street Hospital. There was also a hunt around the centre which saw families off searching for the other pups.

The Promenades was one of 140 shopping centres across the UK that took part in ‘One Great Day’, a national fundraising initiative that involves a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June by shopping centre’s across the country.

Byron Hird, operations manager at The Promenades, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of One Great Day. PAW Patrol is an incredibly popular TV show and we were confident the event would be a hit.

“Hosting an event like this gives us the chance to give something back to support the Believe in Eve campaign and the fantastic work at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which supports patients and families from across the UK.

“One Great Day is about community engagement and raising money for a number of great causes, but it is also a fantastic opportunity for families in the area to get together and enjoy a fun day out whilst spending quality time together.”

The Believe in Eve campaign has captured the hearts of the town, which supports six-year-old Eve Gascoigne’s brave fight against cancer.

One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised over £250,000 for 93 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. One Great Day now covers over 46 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between.

Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Prospect Centre as one of 140 shopping centres taking part this year. This is the largest One Great Day yet, and we are proud that One Great Day is helping so many children’s health charities across the country.”

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