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Stay & Play morning to kick off Ankerside’s Macmillan fundraising

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THE town’s shopping centre will be showing support for Macmillan next week as Stay & Play returns for free mug decorating.

Ankerside Shopping Centre’s monthly Stay & Play morning will return on Thursday, 28 September, where little ones will have the chance to decorate mugs to take home and donate to the centre’s Macmillan fundraising day on Saturday, 30 September.

Alongside all the drawing fun, children along with mums, dads and grandparents will also be able to enjoy inflatables, a bubble machine and a visit from Ankerside’s colourful monster between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Jeff Wigley, Ankerside Shopping Centre manager, said he is looking forward to starting the fundraising fun early at the centre’s monthly Stay & Play. “The response to our Macmillan fundraising day is fantastic each year, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to create something extra special to mark the annual event.

“Throughout the morning, little ones will be decorating mugs with their very own drawings,” he said. “These will then be donated and sold at our Macmillan fundraiser the following Saturday.

“Thursday is also a chance for children to fill in their learning books that they bring along to each event and it’s a great little memento for parents.

“We hope everyone has a lovely time at our Stay & Play morning next week and we can’t wait to see the children’s fabulous mug creations.”

The Stay & Play fun takes place from 9.30am to 11.30am in Druckers Café on the last Thursday of each month and is free for anyone looking after children to attend with the little ones.

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