Mall on a mission to help fight cancer
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