What happens when a mouse meets a big cuddly bear? The answer is – a fantastic new partnership between Hollywood Bowl at Bristol Longwell Green and The Forever Friends Appeal.

The mascots, Bumper from Hollywood Bowl and Big Ted from The Forever Friends Appeal, met for the first time this week to celebrate the launch of their charity partnership.

Laura Durrant, Centre Manager at Hollywood Bowl Bristol Longwell Green said:

“What better way to celebrate our partnership than to introduce our loveable mascots and have a game of bowling. We were delighted to see the healthy competition between the mascots, all in the aid of the charity.

“At Hollywood Bowl, we’re committed to supporting local charities and embracing the Hollywood Bowl experience, which is all about family fun and creating memories. This is why we’ve chosen to support a charity that’s close to our heart. It’s a particularly significant charity for some of our team who have previously received treatment and support from the children’s services at the RUH.

“We’re now planning fundraising events for the appeal, which include the Hero Pin Friday event each Friday evening in June, where we’ll donate £10 for every customer who scores a ‘Pink Pin’ strike.”

All the money raised by Hollywood Bowl Longwell Green over the next 12 months will be donated to the Appeal to fund additional equipment and services for the Children’s Department at the RUH. For those wanting to get involved in the events visit Hollywood Bowl’s website and Facebook page for details.

Jo Common, Corporate Officer, the Forever Friends Appeal said:

“We are delighted to have support from Hollywood Bowl, as they are a new charity partnership and we look forward to hearing their fundraising plans for the year ahead.

“Charity of the Year partnerships are a great way for companies to work with their teams and make a positive impact in their communities. Not only does the fundraising help us to further improve services at the RUH, it also promotes team spirit and boosts morale.

“We are thrilled to have Hollywood Bowl’s support for our Children’s Services to help us make life better for the children, and their families, who are receiving treatment and care at the RUH.”

Anyone interested in our Charity of the Year partnerships can find out more information on our website or call Jo on 01225 825392.