North-east’s generosity shines through as over £14,000 is raised for charities

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The city’s Bon Accord centre has raised an outstanding £14,375 for children’s charities through its series of summer activities.

The centre introduced an indoor beach and both Little Bounce and Big Bounce events to delight the people of the North-east during the summer months, all while raising vital funds for charity.

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This year’s annual Big Bounce @ Bon Accord took place on the Roof Garden on top of the St Nicholas mall and was filled with bouncy castles galore, food and entertainment, providing families with a fun-filled weekend.

The event is part of the national ‘One Great Day’ fundraising initiative, where 140 shopping centres’ raise money for children’s charities across the country.

All cash raised from Bon Accord’s ‘One Great Day’ is set to be donated to both local charity, The ARCHIE Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The ARCHIE Foundation is a Scottish charity that makes the difference for sick children when they are in hospital or need long-term medical treatment. ARCHIE is the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, supporting the NHS in providing child-friendly hospital spaces and specialist medical equipment as well as emergency support for families and specialist staff posts.

Craig Stevenson, centre manager at Bon Accord, said: “What a brilliant summer we have had – full of fun and fundraising for two amazing charities.

“We are so thankful to all those who took part in our calendar of summer activities, whether it was visiting our indoor beach or jumping around during our Big Bounce weekend.

“The generosity of those who took the time to help us create a summer of fun for the thousands of people who have enjoyed the activities is outstanding. Being able to raise such a fantastic amount of money for Aberdeen’s The ARCHIE Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital is a credit to Aberdeen.”

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