Saturday 30th June Brentwood Event supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital

Saturday 30th June Brentwood Event supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital

GOSH Event details

Join the fun at our next Brentwood event!  Brentwood Business Partnership, the Baytree Shopping Centre and Town Centre businesses are delighted to be partnering on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 11am – 4pm to host a fantastic day out for local families.

This will be our second year supporting One Great Day: having fun raising money for kids in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Visit Brentwood on Saturday 30th June from 11am to 4pm and join in a whole host of activities in and around the Baytree Shopping Centre including:

  • Sponsored Cycle from Brentwood to Great Ormond Street on the Better Gym exercise bikes (give us just a minute of your time and a small donation, and we’ll make it there and back!)
  • Huge Hamper Giveaway – just buy a raffle ticket on the day and you could win prizes from Sports Direct, WHSmith, Starbucks, Heart of Gold and many more
  • Free Kids’ activities including Arts & Crafts Workshops, Cookie Decorating, Face-painting, Balloons and Storytime with Chicken & Frog
  • Free refreshments provided by Starbucks* (while stocks last)
  • Family photos taken in our stunning flower wall photobooth
  • Plus we’ll have guest appearances from TOWIE stars, as well as an amazing performance from The BIG Sing Brentwood.

We’re very grateful to everyone donating their time to help support our event.

GOSH Activities

Dan Foley, Centre Manager of The Baytree Shopping Centre said:

‘We set out to make this year’s event even bigger and better than last year, and thanks to the fantastic response from Brentwood Business Partnership, our centre retailers as well as local businesses in and around the high street, we’re expecting to entertain over 12,000 people on the day. We’ll have collection buckets across stores, and with our Sponsored Cycle and raffle ticket sales, we’re hoping to make a significant donation to GOSH.’

 

Mike Hawkins, Chairmain of the Brentwood Business Partnership also commented:

‘The Brentwood Business Partnership are very excited to be sponsoring this event, as it’s a great opportunity to bring together local businesses, residents and retailers, all working to raise money for a great cause.’

To donate to GOSH, please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BrentwoodLovesGOSH

For further information on BBP visit www.brentwoodbusinesspartnership.co.uk or email [email protected]

  Donate to GOSH       GOSH Event Sponspors

 

A loving community gives back

A loving community gives back

When a young boy had his bike stolen on the Brentwood High Street, Baytree Shopping Centre reached out to its community partners to see how we could get involved in replacing his bike, while also raising awareness over bike safety in the area.

Stanley had kindly let his older brother use the bike to visit the gym, where it was stolen. Despite taking all the necessary precautions to keep the bike safe, including using a bike chain, Stanley’s brother was shocked to find the bike missing on 6th January 2018, and Stanley was understandably upset to find out about the loss.

As a young boy, Stanley relies on his bike to visit friends and his father who live nearby, while his older brother occasionally uses it to visit the gym. Without his bike, travelling to see friends and his dad became more difficult.

On Saturday 31st March, we were proud to be able to surprise Stanley with his new bike. In the lead up to the surprise hand-over, we quietly collaborated with Stanley’s mum, Miss Robertson, to ensure he would be at the centre on the day.

We are extremely grateful to all parties who contributed towards replacing Stanley’s stolen bike. Bowden Funfair donated £130, while Miss Robertson received an anonymous £50 donation towards the purchase of the new bike, and The Baytree Shopping Centre donated the rest of the funds.

Halfords, where the new bike was purchased, offered discounts to a value of £110 on the bike and extras. In addition to the bike, Stanley also received a drink bottle and rack, U-lock, bike locks, helmet, an 8-function tool, and a bike pump.

A representative of Essex Police was also on hand at the bike handover, as well as during the day assisting in raising safety awareness within the community. Safer Brentwood and Neighbour Hood Watch had a joint stand in-centre on the day, providing free goodies to shoppers, including security stickers, and dedicated safety advice on the day.

Stanley was extremely touched and happy to have received this amazing gift. Read his exclusive interview here!

Hi Stanley! We understand you saved up and purchased the bike that was stolen yourself. What did it mean to you when you were able to finally buy it?
I really wanted a bike, as all my friends have bikes and I couldn’t join in with them when they were out on them. When I had finally saved enough money, I was able to buy one of my own. I was so excited to have my own bike!

What did you think when you found out your bike has been stolen?
I was really upset and shocked, as I only had the bike for about 7 weeks and I was very proud to have saved up and bought it for myself.

What were your thoughts when you were presented with your new bike?
I was totally surprised, shocked and really happy! The Baytree Shopping Centre, Bowden Funfair, Halfords and the anonymous donor have all done such a nice thing for me and my family, and we really appreciate the time and effort they spent raising money to replace my bike.

Do you have any comment or statement for Baytree and the other parties who contributed to your new bike?
I would like to thank everyone involved in getting me a new bike, I’m am very grateful to Dan Foley, the Centre Manager from The Baytree Shopping Centre for organizing it all.

What does having a bike mean to you?
It means I can go out and have fun with my friends again and get to places quicker and easier.

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Egg-citing Easter adventures at Baytree

Egg-citing Easter adventures at Baytree

Thanks to everyone who came along to our fabulous Easter event on Saturday, 31st March! The kids of Brentwood had a blast with their Easter crafts and the Little Bunnies Easter Hunt. We were also lucky enough to see Razzamataz’s latest dance moves!

The egg-citement of the kids was contagious, and their Easter creations were treats to the imagination. Fabulous Easter baskets and adorable bunny ears were the order of the day.

Our intrepid explorers also enjoyed their adventures through the centre, hunting for the giant Easter eggs our retailers were hiding in their windows. We gave away many chocolate treats to the victorious adventurers who successfully accomplished their expedition.  

We have some fun and exciting events planned for the rest of the year, so keep an eye open to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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