Skiddle Supports

Together, we are More Than A Ticket

What is Skiddle Supports?

Here at Skiddle, we consider ourselves much more than a ticket outlet. Besides offering access to a broad spectrum of extraordinary events and experiences all year round, we're also known for our work in fundraising for charities.

Over the past two decades, our compassionate team have come together on numerous occasions to support a list of charitable institutions, the most notable of which is Macmillan Cancer Support.

From raising funds through in-house raffles, calorific cake sales and manager-sponsored silences, to running marathons, serving afternoon tea on Blackpool trams, and trekking the hard-going trails of Machu Pichu in Peru - we love an excuse to fundraise, supporting and giving back to the community around us.

Learn more about our existing partnerships and discover what our staff get up to on their MAD days HERE

skiddle supports great ormond street hospital charity and alder hey children's hospital charity

London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital are both state-of-the-art medical facilities specialising in the treatment of minors. Two of Europe's leading institutions, the hospitals provide the best possible care and healing environments for children with a range of different illnesses.

Treating everything from common ailments to complex and specialist conditions, both hospitals have been dedicated to the welfare of children collectively for hundreds of years, and pride themselves on delivering new medicines and treatments through cutting-edge research programmes in Paediatric care.

Teaming up and raising funds for these two incredible hospitals in 2023 took little consideration, especially from the position of Skiddle's directors. Having had to personally rely on the services of Alder Hey Children's Hospital, after a member of their family was taken ill, it seemed only right that this year's charitable efforts should be focused on both foundations.

Along with our many many fundraising concepts, we'll also be offering our customers the opportunity to donate £1 when checking out and buying tickets, supporting the growth and maintenance of these life-saving establishments, and aiding the discovery of future breakthrough treatments.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Alder Hey

Skiddle Supports Macmillan Cancer Support

Our partnership with this incredibly important charity and vital cancer care service was first launched 7 years ago, when one of our own, employee and close friend, Chris Glaba was first diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, Chris lost his battle against the illness back in 2016 and from that moment on, we vowed to assist Macmillan Cancer Support, helping them to continue their important work in supporting others suffering from cancer.

Devising ludicrous fundraising ideas and turning them into real-life situations is how we roll at Skiddle. Take our Festival Challenge, for instance. The aim of the task was to visit 10 music festivals within 48 hours, to drum up as many donations as possible from festival-goers, adding to the funds already secured from those who sponsored us in the build-up. We journeyed 1,000 miles over 20 long hours, appearing in front of a staggering 4 million people, a significant portion of which dug deep into their pockets to help the cause.

We were also the first to ever hold a rave within a Microwave. No, not a real Microwave, our health and safety officer would have blown a fuse! But a stage designed to mimic one almost perfectly. Cooking up a storm at last year's Highest Point Festival, revellers danced through the day out front of the ‘Microrave' stage (see what we did there?) with all funds collected going straight to Macmillan.

Along with our annual honouring of our dear friend Chris, at our summer BBQ at Skiddle HQ, we've hosted hundreds of fundraising occasions over the years, with donations totalling more than £500,000.

Our partnership with Macmillan has now come to an end, though we will continue to donate outside of our great working relationship. Now, we welcome a brand new partnership with two very special organisations, both with personal connections to the Skiddle family.


Where do those £1 donations go from the checkout?

Every £1 donated will be split equally between Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity: Skiddle are proud to support the new Children's Cancer Centre (the CCC) at GOSH. The CCC will give more children the chance to lead happy, healthy lives. And it will help to improve the odds for children with cancer once and for all.

Researchers and clinicians at the hospital are already pushing the boundaries, and pioneering initiatives are underway to find the most effective treatments and cures. But these advances have outstripped GOSH's current cancer care facilities, and the specialist teams need the facilities to match.

With more space, a new hospital school and access to outdoor areas, the centre will be a gateway for children to go on to better futures, where they not only survive, but flourish.

The Children's Cancer Centre at GOSH will provide holistic, personalised and coordinated care for children across their entire treatment journey. This includes:

  • inpatient wards tailored to children with cancer, including spaces for patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation
  • increased access to clinical trials for families with few treatment options, and more research into kinder treatments with fewer long-term side effects
  • a new critical care unit with on-site accommodation, so families can stay together
  • an increased focus on nutrition, physical activity and wellbeing to support children's recovery
  • new imaging technology that improves diagnostic capability by better revealing what's happening inside cancer cells
  • a new hospital school, with more space and upgraded facilities
  • outdoor spaces, including a roof garden, where children, families and staff can connect with nature

At Alder Hey Children's Charity, patients are their priority. All our staff and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring that Alder Hey Children's Hospital is as child-centred and patient-friendly as possible. This means ensuring everyone feels at home during their time at Alder Hey and that we create a truly magical environment that their trust and bravery deserve.

Your donation will contribute to the building of a state-of-the-art and first of its kind, MediCinema, providing the magic of cinema from the comfort of our hospital.

We call this the 'Alder Hey Magic', where we deliver above and beyond care and experiences for our patients and their families. We are demonstrating our commitment to providing magic for our patients through our fundraising for a state-of-the-art MediCinema to be built in our hospital, providing the magic of cinema from the comfort of our hospital. The Medicinema will be just like any other cinema, whilst also having room for wheelchair access and bed space for those who require it.

The first of its kind in the North West, and one of only a handful nationwide, your donation will help us to create magical experiences and lifelong memories for our patients and their families with something that many of us take for granted - a trip to the cinema. Supporting our MediCinema appeal will allow us to:

  • Staff the cinema with specialist trained nurses.
  • Provide well deserved respite for parents.
  • Fuel magical memories for siblings.
  • Bring families together during their most difficult moments.

Your support of our MediCinema will have a lifelong impact for our most long- term patients. Make a donation towards our appeal today and play a part in helping us to create brighter futures for patients at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Skiddle Supports our staff to have ‘Make A Difference Days'

Make A Difference or M.A.D. Days, as they're referred to in the Skiddle offices, allow our teams of staff to work with a charity of their choosing, to raise money for the causes closest to their hearts.

Each year, we encourage every employee in the company to get out there and participate in fundraising activities, no matter how large or small, offering a day's paid leave to support them in their charitable quests.