Sanderson Arcade reach their Fundraising target

In November 2009 Mark Dransfield set himself and Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth the challenge to raise £30,000 to provide 3D Sensory Equipment for the Great North Children’s Hosptial.

After some dedicated fundraising driven by Mark and Debbie Anderson Centre Manager for Sanderson Arcade on Wednesday 20th April 2011 a cheque for £30, 534.09 was presented to ITV’s Philippa Tomson who was involved with the fundraising at the Arcade.

Managing Director of Dransfield Proprties, Mark Dransfield, said: “When I heard about The Children’s Foundation and the work it does to help children in the North East I was deeply moved and determined to raise enough money to buy 3D sensory equipment. Everyone involved with the fundraising has really pulled togther and are looking forward to seeing it in use at the Hospital.”

The money will enable The Children’s Foundation to buy 3D sensory equipment. This technology – which is a world first – is designed to distract children while they undergo medical procedures or aiding rehabilitation.

The Children’s Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the fundraising. Professor Stephen Singleton, chairman of The Children’s Foundation, said: “I am so pleased that Sanderson Arcade and Dransfield Properties chose The Children’s Foundation as its first adopted charity of the year. They can rest assured that their fundraising efforts will directly benefit the lives of hundreds of children across the North East.”