Thistles, Stirling will this Saturday, the 1st of June, be staging a day of fundraising as part of the nationwide One Great Day initiative.

Taking place between 11am and 4pm, One Great Day will include face painting, balloon modelling and an afternoon tea party in the centre with proceeds benefiting Aberlour Children’s Charity and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Furthermore, as an additional fundraiser, Gary Turnbull, Centre Director of Thistles will be cycling 100 miles in one day from Bournemouth to Brighton on Thursday 13th June. As a precursor to Gary’s inaugural long-distance bike endeavour, Thistles staff and shoppers will be encouraged to ‘pedal for proceeds’ on static bikes in the centre courtesy of Pure Gym, Stirling.

Gary Turnbull, Centre Director of Thistles added;

“One Great Day is a wonderful initiative and Thistles is pleased to be supporting it through a range of activities. We hope to welcome as many people as possible on Saturday for what will be a lot of fundraising fun benefitting two fantastic charities.”

Kim Carey, Service Manager at Aberlour Family Support Centre – Langlees said;

“Thousands of children and families in Scotland are at risk of crisis because of poverty, abuse and disability. Aberlour is working to reach more children and help them to cope, but this is only possible thanks to our amazing supporters. Our Langlees service supports very young children and their families to access amenities in the local community.  We are delighted that Thistles is supporting Aberlour through One Great Day.”


Thistles, Stirling is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’, a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, and local children’s health charities.

One Great Day was established in 2014 and has so far raised over £500,000 for 113 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. One Great Day now covers over 70 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between.