Children treated to special evening with Paddington

Date published: 10 November 2017

Children from Rochdale Connections Trust have been treated to a special evening out to enjoy Paddington 2, the family film.

The children  became VIPs for the day at Odeon Manchester Great Northern, as they were treated to an exclusive advance screening of the new film. M&S provided the group with cinema goodies to enjoy whilst they followed the bear on his latest heart-warming adventure.

The screening was offered to the group of children as part of a wider commitment from M&S to Rochdale, which will see the retailer trial a range of actions in the community to help tackle the issues that matter most locally.

Chris Parker, M&S Store Manager in Rochdale, said: “We are thrilled to have treated the children who rely on the important services of Rochdale Connections Trust to a fun evening out, to mark the start of the festive season. Our partnership with Paddington has provided us with the opportunity to create special moments for organisations that undertake vital work at the heart of local communities, which brings to life what the spirit of Christmas is all about.”

Jane Honeyford, Operations Manager at Rochdale Connections Trust, said: “It has been a real privilege to work with M&S on this Paddington cinema event, which has made a real difference to the children and families involved and provided them with an opportunity they would not otherwise have had. It was a real treat for the children and families we work with to see an advance screening and the feedback from those who attended was that it was amazing.”

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