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Coronation Street Star Gets Roped In

Coronation Street Star Tupele Dorgu is hoping she won’t be left hanging when she takes part in a 140ft abseil at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday 27th March. Tupele will be the first person to abseil down the North Stand at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. The charity is calling all dare devils to take on the challenge to help make a difficult time a little bit easier for patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Tupele commented: “When I heard about the abseil I couldn’t wait to get involved as Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is a cause very close to my heart. I know the first part of going over the edge is the worst, but I’m sure knowing it will make a huge difference will help me to get a head for heights and push myself to complete the challenge.” 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 a little 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. Registration costs £10 and abseilers must be 16 years of age or older and weigh less than 17 stone. Anybody wishing to sign up should contact Jenny Yates on (0161) 276 4601 or visit www.royalmanchesterchildrenshospitalcharity.org.uk Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is one Manchester United’s preferred charity partners. The partnerships between Manchester United and its preferred charity partners are managed by Manchester United Foundation. Manchester United Foundation was set up in 2006 to celebrate 50 years of the Club playing in Europe. The Foundation uses the passion for Manchester United to benefit communities and inspire young people. ENDS For further information please contact: Margaret Quinn or Julie-Anne Weaver PR & marketing manager PR officer 0161 276 6199 0161 276 6726 Margaret.quinn@cmft.nhs.uk Julie-anne.weaver@cmft.nhs.uk Notes to Editors • 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 opened in central Manchester in June 2009. The hospital is one of five located close together along Oxford Road, ensuring access to specialist support and better treatment for all of our patients. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital treats over 135,000 patients every year. They come from all over the North West of England and from other parts of the country for some very specialised treatments. • Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity. Registered charity number 1049274. • The other hospitals which make up Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity are: Manchester University Dental Hospital Charity Royal Eye Hospital Charity Manchester Royal Infirmary Charity Saint Mary’s Hospital Charity