The Children’s Hospital Charity’s famous Christmas snowflakes are set to fall for the first time at Crystal Peaks this year!
Last year saw more than 250 snowflakes decorate the exterior of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, with businesses, schools, community groups and thankful families raising more than £250,000 for the Children’s Hospital Charity.
And this year, for the first time, a further 38 giant snowflakes will decorate the exterior of Crystal Peaks shopping centre throughout the Christmas period, forming an essential part of the Festive decorations at mall when they are officially switched on by soap star Jamie Lomas on November 14.
The snowflakes campaign first started in 2007, with eight snowflakes on Sheffield Children’s Hospital and this year, twelve years later there is set to be more than 250 on the side of the hospital building.
This year’s display is also set to be extra special as not only will the snowflakes light up Sheffield Children’s, they will also be shining at Crystal Peaks as well as lighting up Pinstone Street in Sheffield City Centre, the AMRC building and the hospital’s external sites, the Becton Centre and Ryegate House.
“We are delighted to be joining The Children’s Hospital Charity for this wonderful Christmas campaign,” said Crystal Peaks centre manager Lee Greenwood.
“Crystal Peaks sees itself as very much at the heart of the community and Sheffield Children’s Hospital touches the lives of so many people every year.
“We hope that our visitors will enjoy seeing the snowflakes and will want to support this great charity as much as we do.”
The Children’s Hospital Charity’s Corporate Partnerships Officer Sophie Coburn said: “It’s amazing that Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre are having our snowflakes on the side of the shopping centre for The Children’s Hospital Charity this year.
“The snowflakes will be part of the main Crystal Peaks light switch on and we can’t wait to see them all lit up.
“Every penny raised will help us in our appeal for a transformed Cancer and Leukaemia Ward, helping us to match the facilities on the ward to the world-class care patients receive.
The Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital treats children from babies through to 19 year olds, in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire and even as far south as Northampton.
The Children’s Hospital Charity’s new appeal will transform the ward with more space, privacy and natural light.
It will create private patient rooms with en-suite facilities, giving patients a place to make their own and space for a parent to sleep comfortably alongside them.
The redevelopment will also increase the ward footprint, with larger bed bays and more isolation rooms. It will also more than double the size of the ward class room.