Bedrock where presented with a cheque for £946 from the funds raised through children visiting Santa over the christmas period. Over 450 children visited the Romford Shopping Hall to visit Santa.
The money raised will go towards paying for music fees enabling online broadcasting, allowing out-patients, staff & other BHR Hospital sites to benefit from Bedrock.
The Team at Bedrock would like to thank Michelle, Tony & the team at the Romford Shopping Hall for putting on the grotto & the Shoppers for helping raise funds for us.
Santa is Coming To Town;
Bedrock are collaborating with Romford Shopping Hall to bring festive joy this season by opening a Santa’s Grotto. The grotto will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm on the build up to Christmas, and also on December
23 and Christmas Eve.
Singer Amelia Lily cut the ribbon at the grand opening on November 14, before Performing at the Romford Christmas lights switch on.
The grotto is a fun and magical activity for children to visit Santa at just £4 per visit per child, £2 of which will be donated to Bedrock. Volunteers from the hospital radio will be assisting Santa including Bedrock Bear, to help raise awareness of Hospital Radio within the local area.
Bedrock’s Chairman, Mathew Watson says: “We are delighted to have been approached by the Romford Shopping Hall to assist with the Christmas grotto. It is a great opportunity to be working and promoting our charity within the local community.”
Bedrock Fundraising Officer Beverly Stroud added: “All our volunteers are looking forward to dressing up as Santa’s helpers and raising vital funds for Bedrock, who help patients through their stay in hospital.”
“Romford Shopping Hall are proud to announce the grand opening of our grotto on Thursday, November 14 from 4pm. The grotto is based on the 1st floor of the Shopping Hall,”says Michelle Fitzgibbons, Sales and Marketing Manager for Romford Shopping Hall.
Bedrock will still be providing programmes to patients in Queen’s Hospital, including Christmas & New Year specials over the festive period.
Santa’s Grotto open every weekend until Christmas at Romford Shopping Hall.