One Great Day

Sat 29th June to Sat 29th June 2019

On Saturday, 29 June, Market Gates Shopping Centre is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’.


One Great Day is a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and other local children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres provide a special event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.

As well as raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Market Gates Shopping Centre will also be raising money for EACH – The Nook Appeal  whose vision is to transform children’s palliative care in Norfolk and North Suffolk and to deliver even better children’s hospice care services. This includes a new purpose-built hospice in the heart of Norfolk, called The Nook.


“This will be the fifth year Market Gates will be taking part in One Great Day,” says Dee Greenwood, Deputy Centre Manager of the Market Gates Shopping Centre.  “With the help of our retailers and shoppers, this year we are hoping to surpass last year’s total raised. 


On Saturday, 29 June,  Market Gates will be a hive of activity, as both retailers and shoppers participate in a solo cycle on static bikes in the Centre to see who can go the furthest distance with prizes for the retailer and shopper who cycles the most miles. 


Also taking place on the day is a family walk around the town and families wanting to take part,  can register online at The Beach. 


As well as face painting and a children’s craft table, businesses around Great Yarmouth have also donated some marvellous prizes for the raffle.


Also making an appearance on the day will be the very popular Marlon Gator, the Centre’s very own Alligator Mascot who will, no doubt, want walk around the town and give it some pedal power!


 “One Great Day is a fantastic event that allows our community to come together whilst helping children that really need support. Hosting an event like this is a really fun way to give something back to assist the wonderful work of EACH and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which supports patients and families from across the UK,” continues Dee.


One Great Day is an event that has fantastic energy and brings our community together while raising money for charity. Families in the area get to enjoy a fun day - and it’s all for a good cause!”



Michal Noe, Trustee of One Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have Market Gates as one of 200 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many ill children across the country. We are so grateful to CBRE, Lockton, Montague Evans and Savills, our official corporate partners, whose sponsorship means that every penny put in our collection buckets goes directly to these worthy charities.”