Thousands Of Awesome Bricks For Wood Street Mission

Tereza Pevna | 25th June 2015


Following its hugely successful Easter Bring-A-Brick campaign which called on young LEGO® lovers to donate a brick from their own collection, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester this week handed over 10,000 bricks to local charity Wood Street Mission.

Throughout April and May, Bring-A-Brick asked visitors to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester to delve into their own stock of LEGO® to add a brick to a gigantic LEGO® Easter egg creation in the attraction, the complete egg has now been dismantled and the bricks have been delivered to the charity.

Wood Street Mission will now distribute the bricks to struggling Manchester and Salford families who use their projects. Every year the charity helps about 7,000 children and 3,000 families.

As Roseanne Sweeney, Wood Street Mission CEO explains:  “We are delighted that LEGOLAND Discovery Centre asked for us to be a part of the Bring-A-Brick campaign. Quality toys are an essential part of a child’s education, however parents on low incomes can’t always afford to buy them for their children. I’m sure that the donation of bricks from LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will be very appreciated by the children we support.” 

Alex Bidolak, master model maker, who oversaw the creation of the Easter Egg, and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s mascot Bertie handed the bricks over to Wood Street Mission’s official mascot Woody and fundraiser Sophie Bell.

Alex Bidolak, master model maker at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre said: “Every child should have the chance to experience the fun that LEGO® brings and that’s why we teamed up with Wood Street Mission to make this possible. The Bring-A-Brick campaign was fantastic, the huge public support meant that we could build a huge Easter egg and donate 10,000 bricks to charity, and families who are supported by Wood Street Mission also got to visit the centre.”