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Arthur Christmas Screening

December 12, 2011 11:58 AM

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Patients at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) at Yorkhill have attended a special screening of Arthur Christmas 3D at Cineworld Parkhead in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman, Cineworld and Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

BAFTA hosted the very special screening on Saturday 10 December at Cineworld Glasgow Parkhead. Tim Hunter, Head of Learning and Events at BAFTA, said: "A Christmas film is an essential ingredient in Christmas spirit. We’re happy to be able to use our contacts in the film industry to facilitate families from Yorkhill in enjoying this film and hope they had a lovely day out together.”

More than 140 special guests attended the event made up of children, parents and families who have been treated at the children’s hospital.

Yorkhill Children’s Foundation head of fundraising, marketing and communications David Welch said: “It was great to see so many children and families from Yorkhill Hospital at the special screening of Arthur Christmas.

“We are all extremely grateful to BAFTA for organising the screening and for their support and our thanks also go to Cineworld for hosting the screening and Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman for providing the film. This generous gesture means so much to those who attended and everyone had a great afternoon.”

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Notes to Editors
BAFTA offers the special screening to children’s hospitals and hospices across the UK each year, and this year they have chosen Glasgow. These special screenings, now in their third consecutive year, form part of BAFTA’s year round, UK-wide, programme of events for audiences across the country.

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