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intu shopping centres in Nottingham raise almost £50,000 for charities

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Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh are celebrating after raising over £45,000 for a range of causes over the past 12-months.

A combination of charity efforts from teams at both centres, as well as penny wishes made to intu Victoria Centre’s Emett Clock, all contributed to the final fundraising total.

This included the efforts of 13 choirs, who helped to raise a total of £4,398 by singing for shoppers over the course of the festive period and a partnership with The Royal British Legion, whose volunteers helped to raise £28,656.93 through Poppy sales in the centre.

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Further charity successes came in the form of the return of Gem’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Giving Box to intu Victoria Centre, which received a total of 936 donated gifts.

In addition, the city-wide intu team managed to clock up an impressive total of 1,061 hours of corporate social responsibility work through volunteering, special training courses, events and meetings. A group of intu team members also took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in a bid to raise money for intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh’s charity of the year 2019, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

Commenting on the shopping centres’ charity efforts to date, Nigel Wheatley, centre director at intu Victoria Centre and intu Broadmarsh said:

“Working with partners in our community is something that has always been important to us and, each year, we work hard to do our bit for many great charitable causes. The past 12-months were particularly special as not only did we manage to raise valuable funds for those in need, this year also saw us work on initiatives that went further than just raising money. From taking part in special Dementia Friends and autism training courses to better equip our staff with the tools they need to support our shoppers, to our annual Outward Bounds Scheme which saw us provide mentorship for a team of 36 12-13-year-olds from The Nottingham Academy, 2019 was certainly a busy year.

“I’d like to thank both our intu team and our shoppers for all their efforts over the past 12 months. Whether you’ve supported by giving your time through volunteering, donated gifts through our Christmas Giving Box or even simply taken the time to drop a few coins into our Emett Clock, your contributions have made a real difference.”

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