Swinton Square announces new charity partnership

May 4, 2021

Swinton Square has officially named its inaugural charity partner of the year for 2021.

Local charity Kidscan will join us to begin the first charity partnership for Swinton Square and together we will raise vital funds for the charity throughout the year. These will include planned sponsorship activities, fun events and entertainment for all.  Kidscan will also be able to use the centre for promotional purposes and increase its profile in the community.

Chris Doidge, Swinton Square, Centre Manager commented: “I am really excited to see this project come to life and to support such a good, local cause.  It’s a great opportunity for us to focus on raising significant funds to help poorly children throughout the region and beyond. I am sure that we will have a really successful year, I know that everyone at the centre and our visitors will back the partnership and make Kidscan feel welcome.”

Kidscan is a children’s cancer research charity based in Salford. In the UK, over 20% of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive because treatment options are limited. Of those who do survive, 60% end up with life long, limiting side effects.  Kidscan invest in finding new targeted therapies specifically for children, that attack only cancerous cells.

Alison England, Kidscan’s Community Fundraising Manager added: “The whole team at Kidscan are delighted to be working in partnership with Swinton Square Shopping Centre. We want to be able to engage with local people and businesses to raise awareness of our charity and share information of the vital research we fund and manage. Many people aren’t aware of the side effects that many children suffer from, after receiving chemotherapy and we want to ensure that every child who suffers from cancer will not only survive but also thrive.”

Watch out on social media and the Swinton Square website www.swintonsquare.co.uk for news on our first joint fundraising event, coming to Swinton Square very soon!