The LEGO Show, taking place at EventCity from 5 -7 May, has announced that it will be supporting Manchester’s Key 103 Cash for Kids campaign during the 3 day show next month.
Commenting, Teresa Elsmore, one of the show organisers, said: “We have some great fundraising opportunities at the LEGO Show and we really wanted to support a local children’s charity. Cash for Kids is a fantastic charity that is dedicated to supporting children and crucial organisations across Greater Manchester. We will be doing our best to raise as much as we can for them.”
Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity that supports over 350 organisations across Greater Manchester that directly helps children affected by disability, abuse, neglect and distress. To date the charity has delivered over £2 million into the local community, helping more than 100,000 children.
Emma Brown, Charity Manager for Cash for Kids, said; “We are over the moon that The LEGO Show has chosen to support Key 103’s Cash for Kids at this event. We hope that everyone has a great time.”
Visitors to the LEGO Show will be able to support Cash for Kids by donating a LEGO minifigure. The donated minifigures will be included in the shows flagship model, details of which are still to be announced. For every minifigure donated the LEGO Show will make a donation to Cash for Kids.
For any visitors who don’t have any minifigures to donate, there will be collection buckets at the show so that you can make a donation to Cash for Kids.
During the 3 day show event organisers will be attempting to break the world record for the largest ever built LEGO® mosaic, and will be enlisting the aid of visitors and celebrities to the show to help build it. Celebrity square makers will be making mosaic squares prior to the show and their signed squares will be auctioned off after the event to raise even more funds for Cash for Kids.
Teresa added: “We are really excited about the celebrities we have lined up to take part in the world record attempt and help us to raise even more funds for Cash for Kids.”
The show is aiming to make a 143m2 image containing approximately 550,000 LEGO® bricks. To complete the mosaic, the show organisers will need at least 2,000 members of the public to help by building a mosaic square, giving visitors the unique chance to be part of an official world record.
The LEGO® Show will be the largest LEGO® event in the UK and is the only show in the country to feature LEGO® designers direct from Denmark and LEGO® certified professionals.
Already confirmed for this year’s show are a special display from the Discovery Centre, specialist building workshops, LEGO® Brand store, LEGO® brick marketplace, a special 2012 celebratory build, LEGO® cinema, play areas and of course a spectacular fan display.
Tickets are now on sale and a family can save £10 by buying their ticket in advance. Further information and advanced tickets are available from http://www.thelegoshow.com
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