Shopping centre’s ‘One Great Day’ helps raise cash for children’s hospital

Families flocked to Edmonton Green Shopping Centre for a fun-filled day

NYCC's chief executive Cynthia Cobourn and manager Avria Bennett
NYCC’s chief executive Cynthia Cobourn and manager Avria Bennett

Edmonton Green Shopping Centre was brimming with excitement and community spirit as it hosted its annual ‘One Great Day’ event, raising a total of £400 for charity. 

Organised in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Northside Youth & Community Connexions (NYCC), the day was a resounding success. 

It featured a variety of activities, games, and performances by talented local acts, including rappers, singers, dancers, and spoken word artists – bringing together people of all ages to celebrate and give back to the community. 

Competitions involving foosball, keepy-ups, and a giant buzz wire were a popular feature of the event and kept everyone entertained throughout the day. 

Attendees were also treated to a table tennis masterclass conducted by Eli Baraty Academy of Table Tennis and a series of breathtaking displays by football freestyler, Roman Brezovsky.

Stalls offering face painting, hair braiding, henna tattoos, and an irresistible selection of cakes and treats further added to the festivities, creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Joe Katona, centre manager at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, expressed his delight at the event’s success and said: “We were thrilled to see the Edmonton community come together in such a positive way to raise money for two great causes. There was an exceptional amount of unity, generosity and goodwill on display – not to mention many smiles on faces! We look forward to future events at the centre that bring our community even closer.”

Cynthia Cobourn, chief executive officer at NYCC, added: “The support from Edmonton Green Shopping Centre and the local community is invaluable to our organisation. This event has demonstrated the incredible spirit of the Edmonton community and the impact we can achieve when we work together.

“Every penny raised will make a meaningful difference to the lives of young people, both in our neighbourhood and in the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

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