Join the party to support Brighter Futures

By Anita Jaynes on 3 October, 2019

A Fairytale in New York is the festive theme for an inaugural Christmas party experience coming to the MECA in Swindon – with one event raising funds for the Brighter Futures charity. 

The festive party on Thursday 12th December is dedicated to the charity which supports projects throughout the Great Western Hospital and community health sites in Swindon. 

Hype Agency is the company behind the Fairytale in New York Christmas experience with party events running in the town between Monday 9th December and Sunday 15th December. Ticket prices start from £42 plus VAT. The Thursday night event will see fundraising for Brighter Futures including a donation from each ticket sale. 

Pete Cottell, Senior Marketing Executive who has family connections to Swindon, said, “At Hype we believe in giving back and supporting the Brighter Futures project as part of our 2019 fundraising. I have my own connection with the town as my father grew up in Swindon and my great grandfather and our family owned Cottell Brothers Clock Makers shop in Regent St  (now Ernest Jones). We always intended to show support for a local good cause.” 

Brighter Futures is best known for its £3m radiotherapy appeal in recent years however it was actually established back in 1995 and was re-branded to its new name five years ago. Over its 24 year history, it’s raised millions for the local NHS. 

Catherine Newman, associate director of fundraising, said, “We are absolutely delighted that Hype Agency has come to us and, for their first year in the town, are holding a benefit night for us. We will be excited to come along on the night and meet everyone.

NHS charities such as Brighter Futures enable hospitals like the Great Western NHS Foundation Trust to improve the hospital environment, fund research, support the development and training of staff and provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities not normally available within the NHS funding.

The Hype team hopes groups and business teams will join them in December to celebrate Christmas with colleagues and friends.  

Tables will cater for seven to eleven people and all guests will enjoy a welcome drink, a three course meal, a themed photo booth, live music entertainment finishing off with a DJ and disco.

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