Charities and Community
Our Adopted Charities
With the centre's fourth birthday fast approaching, it was decided to select three charities to help focus fundraising efforts.
All businesses and retailers based at the centre were asked which charities they would like to support throughout 2011. And after a tough choice for the businesses, the centre has decided to support:
- The St Barnabas Hospice Gainsborough
- Gainsborough Salvation Army
- Gainsborough's Adventure Playground Association
All three charities are based within a 2 mile radius of the centre, making all charities local and close to the community's hearts!
To raise as much money as possible over the next 12 months, the Yard will be collecting for all three charities during on site events, activities and fundraising days. A wishing well has also been installed giving customers and staff the chance to donate funds.
At the end of the year, all monies raised will be counted and divided equally between the three charities in order to purchase a piece of equipment and make life changing improvements!
Working with the Community
Ever since Marshall's Yard was first put onto the drawing board, we have worked together with the local community and encouraged local groups to be a part of the development.We are a major sponsor of Trinity FC, supporting the development of youth teams for the area as well as aiming to get Gainsborough on the sporting map!
We also enjoy working with local schools and community groups to provide fundraising activies and entertainment on the centre. Musical performances from Queen Elizabeth High School, dance performances from Trent Valley Academy and activity sessions with Gainsborough Adventure Playground just some examples of the kind of things we can do at the centre.
Charities also regularly visit the centre in order to raise money for their causes, The Greyhound Trust, the MS Society, Kilton Pet & Raptor Rescue and McMillan Cancer Research are just some of the charities who regularly visit the centre in order to fundriase for their company. If you would like to learn more about the possible fund raising events that can be held at the centre, please contact Medi Parry on 01427 810706 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org