SCMC 2016 Report: One Great Day
Published: 14 April, 2016
Zvi Noe, director of investments at BMO Real Estate Partners, introduced One Great Day, an industry-wide fundraising drive for Great Ormond Street Hospital and other charities.
One Great Day was founded three years ago after Noe saw the excellent care his third child received at GOSH. He organised a fun day at BMO’s 11 shopping centres and raised £50,000. Last year, as other owners came on board, 25 centres took part and raised £80,00. And this year the Ellandi and NewRiver Retail portfolios have embraced the event which means more than 70 centres across the UK will be taking part. Funds raised are split 50:50 between GOSH and the centres’ own local charities.
“Shopping centres are right at the heart of their communities and One Great Day is a catalyst for engagement,” Noe said. “It also unifies the centre team and helps with retailer engagement. Our aim and dream is for every shopping centre to take part.”