With the summer holidays on the horizon– it’s time to let the kids bounce into a world of inflatable fun.
Big Bounce @ Bon Accord is returning to Aberdeen city centre for the second consecutive year, after the success of its debut in 2016. The weekend-long event will see giant inflatables fill the Roof Garden on top of the St Nicholas mall and offers everything families could need for a great day out – while also helping charities that support the North East.
On top of bouncy castles and bungee runs, food and entertainment, the event will also help local charity CLAN Cancer Support and Great Ormond Street Hospital, with all funds raised donated to help support the amazing work of both charities.
CLAN Cancer Support provides wellbeing and practical support to local people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends. Its services are freely offered to all from pre-diagnosis and diagnosis through treatment and beyond at 13 support and wellbeing centres located across north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Ruth McIntosh, CLAN’s Fundraising Coordinator, said; “CLAN Cancer Support is delighted to once again be one of the benefactors of the Big Bounce.
“It was great to see the roof top transformed into such a fun, family-friendly event last year with lots of people making the most of having something different to do in the city centre.
“The ongoing support CLAN receives from the Bon Accord team, through events like Big Bounce and much more, is crucial to CLAN as the needs of our clients continue to evolve.
“We hope everyone who comes along to the Big Bounce in June has a great time, whilst helping to raise vital funds which allow us to continue to provide services, free of charge, to anyone affected by cancer.”
Big Bounce @ Bon Accord is part of the national ‘One Great Day’ fundraising initiative created by Bon Accord owners BMO Real Estate, which will see over 150 UK shopping centres’ raise money for children’s charities across the country.
Last year the Aberdeen event attracted hundreds of people from across the area and raised £8,000 for charities and Bon Accord would love to smash that total this year. The event will take place June 16-18, and will be open from 10 am to 6pm each day.
On Friday, June 16, a school’s day will also take place with local primary and secondary schools and clubs invited to support the fundraising efforts.
Craig Stevenson, centre manager, Bon Accord, said: “We are really excited to bring Big Bounce @ Bon Accord back again this year.
“It was such a success in 2016 and we hope it will be even more popular this year – with kids both little and big!
“It’s a great event to bring the north-east community together for a weekend of fun and all whilst raising money for charities that care for local people – what could be better.
“We hope everyone will bring their family and friends along to enjoy Big Bounce @ Bon Accord together and hopefully we can raise even more money for our charities than last year.”
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