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Hundreds raised at Lincoln shopping centre’s fun day

A family fun day held at St Marks Shopping Centre in Lincoln for charity over the weekend has raised £230.

The team from St Marks held the family fun day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on July 5.

The event included bouncy castles, a face painter, children’s entertainer and a Bird of Prey display, with activities from businesses at St Marks including a Mothercare Baby & Toddler area, The Entertainer Arts & Crafts table and a Toys R Us Outdoor Fun area.

Leo the Clown teaches 9-year-old Rowan Ley to hoola-hoop.
Leo the Clown teaches 9-year-old Rowan Ley to hoola-hoop.
Holly Raper from East Riding Pest Control with her Greysker Falcon.
Holly Raper from East Riding Pest Control with her Greysker Falcon.

Facilities manager at St Marks, Nikki North, who organised the event, concluded that all the money raised from the day would be evenly split between the charities.

“Unfortunately the rain didn’t hold out for us, and it was quite a wet day, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the St Marks team,” she said “The fun day was a great way of raising awareness of Macmillan in the community, ensuring that people know where to go to for support if they need it.”

Rob Brandford, UK Director of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust said: “The David Sheldrick WildlifeTrust (DSWT) exists to offer a second chance for Kenya’s orphaned baby elephants, whilst securing a safe environment for their rehabilitation back into the wild expanses of Tsavo National Park when grown.

“Our lifesaving work could not be made possible without the continued support of individuals around the world helping us protect Kenya’s wildlife and with that were thrilled to be a part of the St Marks Charity Fun Day in Lincoln.”