Carillon City Bear and gold coin donation


A simple gold coin donation, hugs from a bear and the smooth vibes of Maera Paki brought to life Carillon City ’s very first Big Change for Small Change community event, raising money for Perth’s Children’s Hospital Fund.

Held on Friday 27 October in what’s believed to be an Australian first for a Retail Property Group, Carillon City invited shoppers to make a gold coin donation upon entry to the centre, with all funds raised directly supporting the children and families using crucial services at Perth Children’s Hospital.

It was a real community event brought to life by a very dedicated team from Carillon City Centre Management and the Glad Group Integrated Services Team. Not only did our State Manager Tracy Kalphas have her cleaning and security hat on, she was also disguised as Stitches the Bear, showering little kids (and big kids) with hugs, bringing heartfelt smiles to their faces.  Both retailers and shoppers enjoyed the fantastic vibes of Maera Paki, who donated her time to support the event and enjoyed lots of fun activities across the day.

“It was an honour to be involved in this great community event, we work hard every day to create a wonderful shopping experience for the local community, so to have some fun and raise money for Perth Children’s Hospital was a fantastic opportunity,” said Tracy Kalphas, Glad Group State Manager.

Well done to the whole team, $4,245.80 was raised on the day and there are bigger plans for Big Change for Small Change in 2018.