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Fundraising raffle returns to shopping centre for Macmillan

PEOPLE from in and around Tamworth are being invited to the town’s shopping centre, as they gear up for the return of its fundraising day in aid of one of the UK’s leading cancer charities.

On Saturday, 30 September, Ankerside Shopping Centre will be teaming up with Macmillan Tamworth and the local fundraising committee to host its sixth annual Macmillan Coffee Day giving shoppers the chance to win fantastic prizes whilst they donate.

Between 11am and 4pm, the shopping centre will play host to everything from a teddy bear tombola and a cake decorating stall to a charity raffle with prizes including a bottle of wine, one month’s free parking and crazy golf vouchers.

Jeff Wigley, Centre Manager at Ankerside Shopping Centre, said he is so pleased to be able to host a full day of charity fun for Macmillan. “The last few years of fundraising for Macmillan have been a huge success with last year bringing our overall total to almost £9,000. This year we’re sure that even more people will be coming along to show their support,” he said.

“Throughout the day, we’re inviting shoppers to stop by the centre and take part in the huge variety of exciting activities,” he said. “Our prize raffle is always popular with shoppers and we have lots of prizes from our retailers and local stakeholders including a bottle of wine from Specsavers, one month’s free parking from the APCOA team running the Ankerside car park, a NAMCO voucher for bowling and crazy golf, a hamper of goodies from Druckers and two tickets to see England play at Wembley.

“Plus, little shoppers will have the chance to enjoy tucking into some candy floss, decorate their very own cake with Greggs and have their faces painted,” Jeff added.

Pauline Lewis, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan, said, “We are absolutely delighted that Ankerside Shopping Centre are supporting Lichfield and Tamworth Committee’s WBCM event again this year,” she said.

“We’re really hoping all the local business and the kind people of Tamworth will enjoy a festival of fundraising to help support people affected by cancer in Staffordshire!

“Thank you to the businesses who have generously donated prizes. We would really love as many shops as possible to collect too with a Macmillan collecting tin in store, or staff could dress up in Macmillan green to highlight their support”

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