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Freshney Place makes generous donation to When You Wish Upon a Star

Posted: Monday 10th December

We are delighted to have made a generous donation to When You Wish Upon a Star, one of our two chosen charities during 2018, presenting them with a cheque for an impressive £2482.

The money was raised through various events including One Great Day, our annual fundraiser which took place in June this year. The fun filled day had an imaginative pirate theme with plenty of games and activities for families to get involved in, as well as an impressive 22ft pirate boat for children to play on. Parents were also given the opportunity to purchase a personalized pirate themed children’s book. Proceeds and generous donations from customers were split between When You Wish Upon a Star and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Amanda Austin, Freshney Place Centre Director said: “Our customers are incredibly generous and love to get involved in our events – it’s because of them that we have managed to raise this impressive amount which will make a huge difference to many poorly children.”

Joanne Wright, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Regional Manager representing When You Wish Upon a Star said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this donation which will make a huge difference to the lives of many local children with life threatening illnesses.  This money will ensure we can grant even more of their wishes, giving them an experience to remember.”

Pictured from left to right: Amanda Austin, centre director Freshney Place with Joanne Wright, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire regional manager, When You Wish Upon a Star