Northern Lights Newcastle pledge £10K to North East charities
The immersive light trail is supporting Urban Green Newcastle, Newcastle Hospitals Charity and the Children’s Heart Unit Fund.
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Northern Lights Newcastle, a brand-new light trail set in the Leazes Park, have announced partnerships with North East charities.
The immersive visual experience, which is set to be unveiled this Winter, have announced that they will be donating up to £10K to Urban Green Newcastle, an independent charity which preserves Newcastle’s green spaces.
Urban Green Newcastle have a target of £20K for a specific project to improve the facilities of the play park within the Leazes Park, and the £10K pledge from Northern Lights Newcastle will be used for the project, which will include essential play equipment repairs.
To pledge their support to Urban Green Newcastle, Northern Lights Newcastle have committed to donating £1K to begin with, enabling customers to donate to Urban Green Newcastle when purchasing a Northern Lights ticket, and matching every pound donated by the public. They have also set up a donation page.
Northern Lights Newcastle will also be hosting a series of fundraising events, which includes a ‘play park fundraiser’, taking place on Saturday, December 23 - the same day as Leazes Park’s 150th anniversary.
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Carol Pyrah, Chief Executive of Urban Green Newcastle, said: “We know from feedback that families and visitors really care about play areas, and I’m delighted to say we’re working in partnership with Northern Lights Newcastle to launch a fundraising campaign to revitalise the play area; providing children and young people with a safe and enjoyable place to play.
“What better way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the opening of Leazes Park than gifting this historic city centre green space with an improved play area, in keeping with the original spirit of Newcastle’s ‘People’s Park’. We’re asking members of the public to join us in raising money to give Leazes Park a play area we can all be proud of.”
Northern Lights Event Director Roxy Robinson said: “We are thrilled to launch this fundraiser to repair play equipment at Leazes Park. We are committed to doing our bit to help improve facilities at the park in collaboration with park owners. Free-to-access play areas are so important for local families. We are delighted to do our bit by ensuring that funds raised via the Northern Lights event will contribute to getting the play park fully operational so that it may be enjoyed throughout the year.”
Northern Lights Newcastle has also pledged to support the children’s ward at Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) through the Newcastle Hospitals Charity, as well as the Children’s Heart Unit Fund.
To purchase tickets for Northern Lights Newcastle, please visit their website.