Shoppers prove every penny counts

Visitors to Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre have proven every penny really does count after raising almost £12,000 for us through ‘penny wishes’ made to the Emett Clock Fountain through 2019.

Over the last twelve months, visitors at the shipping centre have been dropping loose change into the Emett Clock fountain as they make ‘penny wishes’, with the money raised helping to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions, living throughout the region.

This donation follows hot on the heels of a calendar of fundraising activities from the teams and visitors at intu Victoria Centre, with further support for the charity coming in the form of a sponsored 24.5 mile mountain trek and staff volunteering last year.

Commenting on the recent donation, Nigel Wheatley centre director at intu Victoria Centre, said: “Rainbows is a particularly important charity for us, as not only has it been chosen as our Charity partner by our staff and visitors, but the work that Rainbows teams do supporting so many children and families in need across the East Midlands each year is fantastic.

“The Emett Clock is such an iconic landmark for Nottingham and it’s always great to see so many of our visitors taking the time to make a wish and drop their pennies into the fountain but better still is knowing that each penny will go towards such a worthy cause.”

Emily Wright, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows, said: “On behalf of everyone at Rainbows, I would like to thank everyone who made a penny wish at intu Victoria Centre and made a donation to Rainbows. Your support means we can continue to be here for children and young people from Nottingham, and across the East Midlands, with life-limiting conditions. Thank you.”

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