Mall on a mis­sion to help fight can­cer

Salford Advertiser - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

A CHIL­DREN’S can­cer re­search char­ity has been cho­sen as Sal­ford Shop­ping Cen­tre’s char­ity of the year.

Kid­scan, based at the Univer­sity of Sal­ford, is the shop­ping cen­tre’s first char­ity of the year.

The shop­ping cen­tre will host a range of events over the com­ing year with money help­ing to fund vi­tal re­search into treat­ments for child­hood can­cer.

Kid­scan was se­lected from a short­list of char­i­ties thanks to its strong con­nec­tions to Sal­ford.

The first event was a Christ­mas Grotto at the shop­ping cen­tre on Sun­day, Novem­ber 23.

Shop­pers were in­vited to bring along their Christ­mas gifts to be wrapped by vol­un­teers for a do­na­tion.

Kid­scan fundrais­ing man­ager Lowri Haf Turner said: “We are thrilled to have been cho­sen as Sal­ford Shop­ping Cen­tre’s Char­ity of the Year. This part­ner­ship will un­doubt­edly bring huge ben­e­fits to us and we are all re­ally ex­cited about work­ing with their team.”

Les Ry­lance of Sal­ford Shop­ping Cen­tre added: “Sal­ford Shop­ping Cen­tre has never had a char­ity of the year be­fore and we were re­ally taken with the work that Kid­scan does, and the en­thu­si­asm and ded­i­ca­tion of Lowri and her team.

“Their links to the Sal­ford com­mu­nity were also an im­por­tant fac­tor for us and we’re very proud to be sup­port­ing them.”

An an­nual Jail­break com­pe­ti­tion hosted by Kid­scan re­cently raised £2,500 for the char­ity.

Stu­dents from Manch­ester univer­sity were chal­lenged to get as far away from their start­ing lo­ca­tion as pos­si­ble in 30 hours, with­out spend­ing any money.

This year’s win­ning duo got as far as Croa­tia.

Lowri Haf Turner, from Kid­scan, Sal­ford Shop­ping Cen­tre’s char­ity of the year

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