2019 Charity Donation

We’re very proud to announce our charity fundraising total from this year’s show and various other activities is a massive £3,596!

Huge thanks to all of our many friends that help make this possible. From the generous members of the pinball community that bring machines to the show, or offer help and support – to the equally generous sponsors who provide valuable items to help with fundraising. Every one of you is treasured and an important part of what we do.

Our charity partner this year is Mustard Tree, based in Manchester, who help tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. Chris and David recently had the pleasure of meeting Jack at Mustard Tree to hand over the gratefully received donation (pictured).

Our work doesn’t stop here though. You’ll see the Northern Lights team at various upcoming pinball shows this year where we continue our efforts to promote pinball and raise money for good causes.

Hopefully then we’ll see you at the shows, and also look forward to welcoming you back to Manchester in 2020 for an even bigger and better event! Join our Facebook and Twitter feeds to meet up with our friendly pinball community and stay informed of all our upcoming events.

Fundraising for Donna’s Dream House

Our main show this year will be supporting Donna’s Dream House, a local charity in Blackpool that supports children with serious illnesses and their families.

Once again we’ll be asking for your support in raising money for this great cause. The UK and European pinball community has been enormously generous, bringing their pinball machines to support our events, and of course we’re eternally grateful – our shows couldn’t happen without your support and the time and effort you commit to these events. Various companies worldwide have been equally generous, donating pinball related items which we auction or raffle to raise funds. We’ll publicise the list of donors this year closer to the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Pinball at Christies Hospital

We’re enormously proud to announce that we’ve helped bring a new pinball machine into the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Christies Hospital in Manchester!

The Christies NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospitals in Europe that specialises in treatment for those suffering with cancer, helping around 40,000 patients a year. It was also the location of one of the very first Teenage Cancer Trust units, which delivers a nursing and support service for young people who are being treated in hospitals in the area.

We’d like to send a huge thanks to our friend Erd at The Pinball Mill, and everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust who has helped make this possible. We’re sure this new pinball machine will help bring some smiles to the young patients.

 

Charity Cheque Presentation 2016

Those that came to our show in October may have bumped into Michelle, who was one of the volunteers at the Teenage Cancer Trust stall. Mark had the pleasure of catching up with her recently, and a chance to hand over our latest charity donation of £6,950.40 (which now takes the lifetime donations to comfortably over £20,000)

2016-cheque

Mark Robinson hands cheque to Michelle White of TCT

An enormous thanks once again to everyone who has helped make this possible. These charity donations go a long way to helping children struck down at a most vulnerable time, and provides them with much needed support on their path to recovery.

Visit the Teenage Cancer Trust site for more information on the worthy services they provide
Teenage Cancer Trust