Community

"One thing which has struck me time again and again is Eastgate Centre helps charities on a regular basis”
Linda MacDonald, former Head of Fundraising at Highland Hospice

Eastgate Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Inverness and plays an active part in supporting local charities and initiatives.

We seek to assist by offering:

• Mall space in the shopping centre to promote your charity or cause
• Community events hosted in the centre
• Special events to raise profile and money

Since 2013, over £250,000 has been raised for local charities by shoppers and visitors to Eastgate Shopping Centre. This has included donations to the Archie Donation Stations which has accumulated over £12,000 in less than 3 years! Charity Christmas card stalls run by United Charities and RNLI raise over £20,000 every single year and a flash mob held by Poppy Scotland in 2013 raised £1,000 in under 2 hours.

Want to get involved? If you would like to promote your charity or school, or you're looking to fundraise in Eastgate Centre we are more than happy to help.

Please email marketing@eastgate-centre.co.uk with your community event or news.

Helping the ARCHIE Foundation Highland Children’s Unit, Raigmore

The ARCHIE Foundation today is a vibrant, exciting charity that is making a real difference to the lives of sick children in the North of Scotland who need medical care in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, in the Highland Children’s Unit, Raigmore, the Children’s Ward in Elgin and are currently in an appeal mode to create a new theatre suite in Tayside.  As our nominated Charity, the Eastgate Centre works to raise awareness and donations to support ARCHIE Highlands throughout the Highlands and Western Isles.

In March 2011 ARCHIE Highlands launched a £1million campaign to redevelop the Children’s ward at Raigmore, and just 18 months into the campaign The ARCHIE foundation reached their target. This huge volume and outpouring of support also encouraged their partners, NHS Highland and The Inverness Courier to keep fundraising with a new target of £2m.

The ARCHIE Foundation has recently completed the appeal to create the new Highland Children’s Unit on the Raigmore Hospital Campus in Inverness. By simply giving children their own front door, we have transformed the whole experience of being ill for children from across the Highlands.  The new facility provides state of the art equipment in a child centred environment.  It provides the staff with a facility they can enjoy working in, the children a facility that takes the fear out of being in hospital and their parents a facility that helps take away some of the stress, and many of the problems, of having a sick child in hospital.

ARCHIE Highlands continues to fundraise to provide cutting edge equipment, supporting patients, parents and staff within the Highland Children’s Unit at Raigmore Hospital. If you would like to find out more about the charity and how you can get involved by clicking here or check out their facebook page for all the latest news and projects.

Sustainability & Environment

Creating a sustainable future is important for Eastgate Shopping Centre. We are committed to playing a role in addressing global environment challenges through the investments we make, as well as our day-to-day operations.

In order to become as sustainable as possible we are undertaking a range of measures around energy efficiency, waste recycling and awareness of environmental issues amongst employees, contractors, tenants and visitors.

You can obtain a copy of Eastgate Centre’s Environment Policy here.

What has Eastgate Shopping Centre done so far?

ENERGY

  • Reduced electricity consumption by 42% since 2009.
  • Reduced carbon emissions by 28% since 2009.
  • Installed lighting upgrades including movement and lux sensors throughout the building

WATER

  • Reduced water consumption by more than 35% since 2009.
  • Installed waterless urinals and sensor taps

WASTE

  • 59% of all waste was recycled in 2015. Waste management is our greatest challenge and we are targeting to recycle 100% of all waste.

AWARENESS

  • An annual Environment Newsletter is sent to all shops in Eastgate which details what we have achieved and target’s for the year
  • Held environmental fairs and events in the mall
  • Held school competitions

AWARDS

  • MFR’s Environment Award

Environmental Policy

The Eastgate Centre has an Environmental Policy, a copy of which can be obtained on request from Centre Management or downloaded here.

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