intu in Nottingham raise almost £6,000 for Forever Stars

Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh have raised almost £6,000 for East Midlands charity, Forever Stars.

The charity, which was intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh’s ‘Charity of The Year’ for 2018, offers support and care facilities for families across the East Midlands who are affected by stillbirth or infant loss.

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The money raised was the culmination of a year of fundraising, which included all penny-wishes dropped into intu Victoria Centre’s iconic Emett Clock pond, will also help the charity fund essential medical research into reducing the number of stillbirths in the UK.

Commenting on the centres’ fundraising efforts for the cause, Nigel Wheatley, general manager of intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh, said:

“Forever Stars is a brilliant charity that provides support for many families across the East Midlands and we’re so pleased we were able to do our bit to help continue the great work they do. Thank you to everyone that donated to the cause over the last year.”

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Following two weeks of public voting, intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh have today announced Rainbows Children’s Hospice as the ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2019.

The charity, which is East Midlands’ only hospice exclusively for children and young people, provides care to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and offers support for siblings and families of terminally ill children.

In addition to receiving all Emett Clock donations at the end of 2019, intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh will also be hosting a series of fundraising initiatives for the cause throughout the duration of the year.

Nigel added:

“Charity work is something that is important to us and it’s great when we get the opportunity to support a local cause which is what makes our ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative so special.

“Thank you to all our shoppers who took the time to vote for Rainbows Children’s Hospice. The charity carries out some amazing work for families in need across the East Midlands. We’re looking forward to another year of fundraising for another fantastic cause.”

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Nishil Saujani, head of marketing and communications at Rainbows Children’s Hospice, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with intu and to be selected as intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh’s Charity of the Year. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that voted for us. It’s only because of all our fantastic supporters that we’re able to provide vital support for children and families affected by life-limiting conditions. We look forward to a great year of fundraising.”