Super partnership with Liverpool Comic Con gives people receiving care a chance to meet their heroes
11 months ago
An intergalactic alliance between care charity Community Integrated Care and the organisers of Comic Con is providing the opportunity of a lifetime for people who receive care and support in the North West.
Comic Con Liverpool comes to the Exhibition Centre at King’s Dock later this month with stars of television, film and games rubbing shoulders with fans. A tickets donation from organisers Monopoly Events means people with care needs from across the region will be able to mix with actors from cult series such as Stranger Things, Star Wars and Twilight.
Community Integrated Care supports approximately 3,500 people across England and Scotland and has around 200 services in the North West. The partnership with Comic Con enabled a group of people to attend the Edinburgh event in October. The New Hope is that the relationship between the two organisations can lead to many more amazing experiences for fans of cult TV and film in care services.
Sam Turner, from Community Integrated Care’s Partnerships and Communities team, said:
“Events like Comic Con are such an explosion of imagination and creativity. The costumes, stalls and of course, the guests, provide a really stimulating environment. It’s fantastic to see the people we support, many of them huge fans of the likes of the Marvel series, Star Wars and Doctor Who, immersed in these worlds. We can’t thank Comic Con enough for the opportunity.”
Andrew Kleek, CEO and Founder of Monopoly Events said:
“It’s fantastic to share what we do with the people supported by Community Integrated Care. So much goes into Comic Con and we feel there’s plenty here for everyone to enjoy. It was amazing to see the reaction up in Edinburgh so we’re looking forward to welcoming the group from the North West on 20th November.”
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Comic Con takes place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 19th-20th November. Guests include Ian Somerhalder, (Vampire Diaries), Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), Mara Wilson (Mrs Doubtfire) and Giancarlo Esposito (Mandalorian).
Established in 1988, Community Integrated Care is one of the country’s largest social care charities.