Manchester Charity Is On Cloud 23 After Fundraising Efforts At Hilton Manchester Deansgate

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April 30, 2013

MANCHESTER, England - Hilton Manchester Deansgate was proud to present a Manchester charity with a cheque for over £11,000 at its iconic bar, Cloud 23, as a result of funds raised at the annual Star Ball in 2012.

Beneficiaries of the money raised on the evening were the Hilton in the Community Foundation, which supports young people who are disadvantaged (either through health or educational opportunities that we take for granted), and the hotel's local partner, Key 103's Cash For Kids which donated the proceeds to Mood Swings - an award winning Manchester based charity founded to help people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause.

A range of fundraising activity that was generated at the star studded event included a mystery prize draw and an auction with prizes such as return flights and accommodation in Abu Dabi and a personal haircut with Trevor Sorbie.

In attendance for the cheque presentation at Cloud 23 was John McLaughlin, general manager, Hilton Manchester Deansgate; Lorna Pitman, Fundraising Manager at Key 103 Cash for Kids; Linda Wilson, Mood Swings Manager and Coronation Street's Jennie McAlpine, Mood Swings celebrity ambassador, who presented and performed at the hotel's Star Ball.

Linda Wilson said, "The charity relies heavily on the efforts of people who raise funds for us so we're over the moon to receive this generous donation of £11,881.92 from Hilton Manchester Deansgate and Key 103, the money will go a long way towards giving positive enabling support and advice to those in need."

John McLaughlin, general manager, at Hilton Manchester Deansgate, said, "It is a delight to present this cheque to Key 103 and Mood Swings. Hilton Worldwide is committed to local charities so we were delighted that we have had such a hugely positive response to our 6th annual Star Ball and the support from local people and businesses in donating to our chosen charities was phenomenal.

"Plans for our 2013 Star Ball on 5th October are already underway and this year's local partner will be the NSPCC, we have no doubts that the event is sure to be as popular as last year."

Tickets are available from £85 per person, with tables for ten starting at £850. For more information or to attend the celeb packed event please contact Patrick Gaffney at 0161 870 1645, patrick.gaffney@hilton.com or visit http://www.hilton-foundation.org.uk/Events/starball2013.

Contact

Natasha Hartley
For Hilton Manchester Deansgate
+44 (0) 1943 484848
natasha.hartley@golleyslater.co.uk

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