Manchester’s much-loved, oft-visited intu Trafford Centre have just celebrated 20 years in our beloved city and to celebrate they threw a huuugeee party at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for those who weren’t well enough to visit.
On the day, almost 80 children, parents and staff were treated to an extra special birthday party including a beautifully decorated room by Selfridges and delicious food from Marks & Spencers, Debenhams, Dappledown popcorn and Tampopo restaurant who supplied some delicious watermelon lollies.
The party was brought to life by singing princesses from Pop up Entertainment as well as intu Trafford Centre leisure attractions Merlin and Hamleys.
Aaand of course, it’s simply not a party without presents and once again the stores and attractions from intu Trafford Centre were on hand to bring a smile to the faces of the children. Boots, John Lewis, Build a Bear, Selfridges, Debenhams and M&S all donated to the present haul.
And NAMCO Funscape provided the party bags filled with fun products for all the kids to enjoy long after the party finished.
Sarah Naismith, Head of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity said:
“We’re delighted that intu Trafford Centre decided to bring this special party to the Children’s Hospital; it was a real treat for our patients. intu Trafford Centre has been a big supporter of our hospital over the years, so we were honoured to be a part of their birthday celebrations.”
Over the years the intu Trafford Centre has donated almost £130,000 to the hospital including £86,000 towards haemodialysis machines on the children’s wards.
Alison Niven, Regional Centre Director intu Trafford Centre said:
“This year is such a very special year for us here in the centre and we wanted to give giving something back to the local community. We were so happy we could bring the party to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces at the party and we could see no better way to round off an amazing summer of celebrations than with this amazing party.”