Christmas Movie Magic at Hazel Grove Park and Ride

£2,300 raised for triple bill of festive family favourites

Sunday night at the movies: Elf seen on the screens at Hazel Grove Park and Ride.

Festive film magic lit up Hazel Grove Park and Ride last weekend, as Stagecoach Manchester raised more than £2,300 for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention with a festive themed drive-in movie event.

More than 450 movie-obsessed motorists pulled up to the Hazel Grove Park & Ride facility to watch three festive classics: Frozen, Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Elf.

All proceeds from the £5 entry fee were donated to Manchester-based charity, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, Stagecoach Manchester’s recently announced charity partner.

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Christopher Bowles, said: “It really felt like Christmas came early for the people of Stockport, as we all enjoyed some festive film classics while raising money for such a worthy cause.

“There were people of all ages at our Park and Ride facility and everyone got right into the festive spirit. Many families chose to travel into Manchester city centre on our frequent 192 service, enjoyed a day of Christmas shopping then rounded it off with a film.

“We are proud to support Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention and we hope the money raised will help towards the charity’s fight against breast cancer.”

Nikki Barraclough, executive director at Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, said: “We are really happy to have Stagecoach Manchester as one of our major supporters, and this drive-in movie event was such a fun way to raise money and awareness.

“We are the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer and we rely solely on donations to keep up our work. Events like this are the perfect way to raise funds for our four pillars of research, which are: gene research, early detection and screening, preventative drugs and diet and lifestyle.”

From Sunday’s event, is a small selection of pictures seen below

In Contemplation: lad sat engrossed in film.
In Contemplation: lad sat engrossed in film.
Are they going to finish that? It’ll spoil their tea: parent and child with two cartons of popcorn.
No prizes for guessing why they are here…! The Olaf and Elsa dolls are more than enough of a clue. One of the morning showings of Frozen.
Something must have tickled them: a brother and sister clearly enjoying the film. Only one problem, their Mum and Dad probably cannot see what Elsa’s up to.
The end of the film? the youngest viewer could be waving at the credits.
A collector sporting one of the pink buckets used by Genesis Breast Cancer for collecting their donations.
Happy: A father and daughter enjoying this Sunday’s programme.
In Contemplation (2): A father and his two children transfixed by the presentation.

All photographs courtesy of Tangerine PR Limited (2015), also with kind permission of parents featured therein.

S.V., 30 November 2015. (St. Andrew’s Day).


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