On Friday 6th August we had great pleasure in attending the grand opening of the cinema room opening at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Our dedicated team created and installed a bespoke cinema room for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Attending the grand opening of the cinema were three of the families Forget Me Not supports, Gifford and Melanie Malcolm, company directors of Bespoke Home Cinemas, Ian Morrish from Together for Cinema and representatives from some of the companies who kindly supplied essential pieces of equipment and materials to make the cinema possible.
Plus some familiar faces from the movies!
The cinema room at Russell House previously a boardroom features state-of-the-art kit such as a halo cinema screen with LED surround, 4K Epson Projector, automated motorised blinds and acoustic fabric walls – all donated for free by dozens of manufacturers and suppliers.
Guests enjoying the very first film premiere
After watching a special screening of Disney’s new film Luca in the cinema, Kelly, whose son Miles was supported by Forget Me Not, said: “It’s more special than I ever thought it could be! After everything we’ve been through and with Miles’ sister Elsie and brother Jack missing out on so much, it’s so brilliant to have this!”
Luen Thompson & Ian Morrish giving a welcome speech
Luen Thompson, chief executive at Forget Me Not said: "This year we’re celebrating 10 years since our hospice was built. Being able to mark this incredible milestone with a fantastic state-of-the-art cinema is something we could never have imagined.
It means the world to us to be able to bring the magic of the movies to the hospice, giving our families the chance to make very special memories together. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen – including Bespoke Home Cinemas, Together for Cinema and Gamers Beat Cancer who donated games consoles, games and controllers so that our cinema can also double as a games room!"
Ian Morrish from Together for Cinema said: “This installation was our 26th charitable installation. The end result is quite simply magnificent and a fabulous gift to a children’s hospice that is pioneering in its level of care and attention to the children and their families that so need their help..
What Melanie and Gifford Malcolm from Bespoke Home Cinemas have delivered really is beyond the call of duty and has set the bar for future installs very high! Of course this couldn’t have happened without the backing of all the manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers who kindly donated all the fantastic kit free of charge. The approximate cost of the installation would have been around £40,000"
Melanie & Gifford Malcolm, Bespoke Home Cinemas Company Directors, proud to hand over the cinema room
Melanie Malcolm from Bespoke Home Cinemas said: “We have always wanted to donate one of our cinema rooms to charity and after recently celebrating our 25th year in business and Forget Me Not Hospice celebrating their 10th birthday, it’s a very special gift from us to them! We feel privileged to have worked on in this project,” added Gifford Malcolm, managing director of Bespoke Home Cinemas.
“We wanted to provide the best room physically possible and with the support from our suppliers and installers, we did just that. For some children and families who sadly are unable to experience a commercial cinema environment, the room provides that ultimate cinematic atmosphere with a little sprinkle of magic.”
And a very special thank you to all the guests who joined us to celebrate the grand opening of the Forget Me Not Cinema room, without your support this room couldn't be possible.
To find out more about Bespoke Home Cinemas please visit bespokehomecinemas.co.uk