The Blossom Appeal

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Here you'll find all the latest news on fundraising events and how the funds raised are being put to good use.

For media enquiries, please call our Publicity Officer Debbie Wells on 07980 833067 or email

Music and magic at Blossom cabaret night

14 June 2012: Our third Blossom Ladies Cabaret Night on 14 June was our most successful yet!

Now established as a firm favourite on the Blossom calendar, the event combines fine dining at the White Hart at Lydgate with music, magic and comedy.

Guests were treated to another fabulous line up of live entertainment including dinner jazz from Aniko, amazing magic from illusionist Ian Lavin and a hilarious presentation from Lil King on her illustrious career in the Metropolitan police force.   Steve Moloney then rounded off the evening with a selection of upbeat favourites.

Thank you to everyone who attended – we raised over £900!


Spring Fair fun for all!

5 May 2012: The Blossom Spring Fair proved a popular event this month with even more visitors than last year braving the chilly weather to enjoy a packed day of entertainment.

Younger visitors headed straight for the bouncy castle or the trampoline, followed by the stalls selling children’s toys and chocolate goodies. Our friendly clown was also on hand to show some magic tricks and make balloon animals, hats and swords for the little ones.

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Kids have a ball at Disney fundraiser

13 November 2011: Our Disney Children’s Ball event was a sell-out success in November with kids dressed up as all their favourite Disney characters.

The afternoon of fun for under 12s, hosted at St Herbert’s Parish Hall, Chadderton, included a children’s buffet, lucky dip, chocolate tombola, name the teddy, toy stall, raffle, games  and goody bags.  Plus a movie corner and our very own sorcerer making dreams come true!

Click here to view photo gallery from the event.

Fun Runners step out in the sunshine

3 July 2011: The Fun Run is one of the biggest events of our year and this year’s Run was as much fun as ever.  Over 100 runners completed the 5km course around Heaton Park in glorious July sunshine.  Grown-ups, 4-legged friends, mums and dads with prams and kids from teenagers to toddlers all tried their best to beat last year’s record.

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Strawberry Sparkle goes with a swing

19 June 2011: June’s Strawberry Sparkle Blossom afternoon tea event drew a good crowd despite the blustery weather! Pink cava corks popped as the Blossom team served up a delicious array of sandwiches, cream teas and cakes in a beautiful relaxed garden setting.

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Patients enjoy Pampering Day

2 June 2011: Eight patients from the Breast Care Unit at North Manchester General Hospital were treated to a day of pampering last week, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Blossom Appeal charity.

Beauticians from the Bella Sante beauty salon in Chadderton gave relaxing, massages, facials and manicures in the Blossom Lounge, a dedicated area at the hospital for breast cancer patients.

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Blossom supporters join in the fun of the Spring Fair

12 May 2011: Although the weather wasn’t on our side for the first couple of hours, it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of those hardy folk who came along to join in the fun of our 2nd Spring Fair. The children had a great time on the bouncy castle, the trampoline and having their faces painted into various different animals.

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18 June 2010: The Blossom Appeal has been chosen as the local charity partner of Sainsbury’s Heaton Park. Over the next 12 months, the charity will benefit from money donated through fundraising as well as time given by Sainsbury’s staff as volunteers.

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Gala dinner

4 October 2010: Corrie and Emmerdale stars came out to help local charity the Blossom Appeal celebrate its 10th Anniversary at a glittering Gala Dinner event held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on Saturday 2nd October.

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Fun Run

27 June 2010:  Pictured left to right: Olivia Grimshaw, Maxine Grimshaw and Bobbi Sowe have a blooming good time at this year’s Blossom Appeal Fun Run, in aid of the breast cancer care unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

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