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Crompton Place pop-up cinema raises more than £550 for charity

Posted on 11th September 2017

Funds raised through tuck shop and tombola

Crompton Place has thanked visitors to its free pop-up cinema, ‘Family Flicks’, for helping raise more than £500 for a local charity, which ran the tuck shop at the film screenings.

This summer saw the return of the shopping centre’s popular pop-up picture palace, which enabled children and their families to watch a selection of brilliant films including Boss Baby, the LEGO Batman Movie, Beauty & the Beast and more, every Wednesday for free throughout the summer holidays.

With no trip to the pictures complete without an assorted mix of popcorn, snacks and other sweet treats, Crompton Place enlisted the help of local charity, Endeavour Project – which provides support for women, children (and even their pets) experiencing domestic violence and abuse – to run a tuck shop.

Crompton Place Centre Manager Paula Wood, said it had been a great opportunity to invite the Endeavour Project team to be part of the activities. She said: “We first brought Family Flicks to the centre earlier in the year and it was very well-received. A charity-run snack shop – with everything costing 50p – meant children could enjoy a treat or two and donate their pocket money to a fantastic cause at the same time.”

At the morning and afternoon screenings, volunteers from the charity sold cinema favourites, as well as running a tombola for just £1 a go, with small prizes and gifts being won every time.  Endeavour Project’s pet service co-ordinator, Lynn Higson, said: “Running the Family Flicks tuck shop was a great experience for us. Each film shown was filled to capacity, which allowed us to meet many kind and generous people.

“We are so grateful to have been offered the opportunity and would like to thank Crompton Place and also the people of Bolton for the much-needed £550 that was raised. It’s very much appreciated and will go towards helping more vulnerable people and their pets in our community.”

Centre manager Paula said she was pleased that the event had a been a success for the Endeavour Project and praised the centre’s visitors for their generosity. She said: “Thank you to all who attended our film shows and for donating to a wonderful charity. It has been so much fun and we’ll be looking forward to announcing more fun-filled entertainment at Crompton Place in due course.”

PIC CAP 1: Centre Manager Paula Wood, with the Endeavour Project volunteers Lynn Higson, Katie Renwick, Anne Kilburn and Linda Kane.