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How to Raise Money for Tiny Lives at the Annual One Great Day at Eldon Square

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September 2022
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Newcastle’s Eldon Square has partnered with local charity Tiny Lives Trust to raise vital funds as part of the One Great Day event on Saturday 3rd September

This national event is an annual initiative organised by the One Great Day Charity to raise money and support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

This year, Eldon Square will be participating by hosting an event in the centre, with money raised going to both the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Newcastle-based Tiny Lives. From 11am– 5pm, the main fundraising activity will be located in and around the Chevy Chase area of Eldon Square (outside John Lewis & Partners and Boots).

The whole family can have fun with activities including a Pro Reaction Testing Machine, a Beat the Buzzer game to test your nerves and a Giant 8-lane Scalextric. For younger visitors, the Tiny Lives craft area will have face painting, a bean bag hoop game and a little monsters colouring-in area in Grey’s Quarter opposite Chatime.

Visitors will be asked to make a donation to participate in each activity and in return, the young participants will be rewarded with sweet treats.
‘With both Great Ormond Street and Tiny Lives playing such a crucial role in delivering critical care for children, we are delighted to participate again in the One Great Day event,’ says Tania Kelly, marketing manager at Eldon Square. ‘It means a lot to us to have the opportunity to raise vital funds, so they continue looking after the youngest in our communities; all of that whilst having great fun.’

Louise Carroll, Tiny Lives’ community and events fundraiser, is just as excited. ‘We will be there from 11am with lots of fun activities for the children and grown-ups,’ she says. ‘Tiny Lives offers a safety net for parents who have entered a world completely out of their control.

‘Having a baby that is born prematurely or sick can be a truly world-shaking experience, and it’s only through our wonderful supporters that we can continue to be there for the families and babies who have experienced time in the Neonatal Unit at the RVI.’

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