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Surprise star turns help raise £130k for RMCH!

Discovery Ball

It was a night of starry surprises as a massive £130,000 was raised at the Discovery Ball for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Elbow's Guy Garvey and Craig Potter astounded revellers when they performed a surprise acoustic set of spine-tingling songs at the Discovery Ball at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate.

And the night, hosted by TV legends Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, was brought to a close with a star turn from homecoming pop icon Mick Hucknall.

Discovery Ball 2

Elbow also helped to raise more than £13,000 on the night by donating unique musical items auctioned by radio stars Mike Toolan and Hugh Ferris.

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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is raising money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital - improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the North West and beyond.

The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life easier for patients and their families who use the hospital.

The charity has three main areas of work:

  • to support research projects to improve our understanding of children's illnesses
  • to help to create an environment that's more child-friendly
  • to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment.

For more information about Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity please visit www.rmchcharity.org.uk

For further information please contact Rosie Fleig 07827 866286 or e-mail rosie.fleig@cmft.nhs.uk

  • The Charity provides resources to make a difficult time a little bit easier for children and their families who use Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
  • Royal Manchester Children's Hospital treats over 200,000 patients every year.  They come from all over the North West of England and from other parts of the country for some highly specialised treatments.
  • Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity.  Registered charity number 1049274.