Rushmere raises £6,000 for local charity

The shoppers of Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon have once again proven their generosity by lending their support and goodwill for local charity, the Buddy Bear Trust by helping to raise �6,000. Pictured with staff, pupils and parents from the Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education School in Dungannon are, Ildiko Veres, Principle at Buddy Bear, Brendan McConville, Chairman of the Trust, local musician Pat Christie and Martin Walsh, Rushmere Centre Manager.
The shoppers of Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon have once again proven their generosity by lending their support and goodwill for local charity, the Buddy Bear Trust by helping to raise �6,000. Pictured with staff, pupils and parents from the Buddy Bear Trust Conductive Education School in Dungannon are, Ildiko Veres, Principle at Buddy Bear, Brendan McConville, Chairman of the Trust, local musician Pat Christie and Martin Walsh, Rushmere Centre Manager.

The shoppers of Rushmere Shopping Centre have once again proven their generosity by lending their support to local charity, by helping to raise £6,000 for the Buddy Bear Trust.

Based in Dungannon, the Buddy Bear Trust operates a Conductive Education School which serves the needs of children living with cerebral palsy. Rushmere has supported the fantastic, life-changing work of this local charity for over four years, with various fundraisers taking place at the shopping centre. This year, local musician Pat Christie helped to make a large contribution, as his band joined him to play classic tunes in the mall for everyone to enjoy.

Centre Manager, Martin Walsh, commented:
“Having visited the school on a number of occasions and met with the children and parents, we are delighted that we can continue to support the Trust and its facilities. With the money raised they will continue to develop their outside play area with seating for parents, as well as adding to the activities the children can enjoy. We look forward to visiting the school and seeing their plans come to fruition.”