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24/08/2015

News Release - Issued by York's Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story Needs YOUR Help to Support Alzheimer’s Society
And they have thousands of colourful reasons to get involved!

Visitors to York’s Chocolate Story are invited to help construct a GIANT mural over the coming months. All proceeds of which will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society, this year’s company charity.

A citywide competition to find just the right design for the mural resulted in hundreds of entries and submissions from several local schools. 9 year old Brooke Liddell (pictured) submitted a wonderful picture of a chocolatey Ouse with the historical Terry’s factory and famous York city walls in the background.
In a ‘colour-by-Smarties’ format, individual Smarties will be available for a small suggested donation (10p). It’s just up to the public to choose their favourite colours and get sticking!

General Manager Nikki Jacobs says: “We loved her use of the 8 Smarties colours and can’t wait to see her artwork scaled up and made entirely of Smarties! We are hoping that the mural will raise funds to help support Alzheimer’s Society.”
A special thanks to Nestlé who have kindly donated the thousands of Smarties needed for this project.

The Smarties mural will be on the ground floor of the attraction and out and about in Kings Square (weather permitting) until the end of September.

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For PR enquiries, please contact Jenni Shepherd on 01904 527722 or email jshepherd@yorkschocolatestory.com


Notes to Editors:

York's Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.

The journey begins thousands of years ago in the rainforests of Central America and continues through the history of chocolate’s founding families and the fascinating facts behind their finest creations. Visitors can learn how a simple cocoa bean is transformed into the finest chocolate, and take a look at the history of York’s most iconic chocolate brands. Then master the secrets of the chocolatier, as you create hand-made chocolates for yourself, before seeing how the experts do it.

We advise booking your tour online in advance at www.yorkschocolatestory.com

Opening Times:
• The attraction is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tour is at 5pm).
• Closed on 25th December, 26th December and 1st January.

Admission prices:
• Adult £10.50
• Concession £9.50
• Child £8.50
• Family of four £32.50
• Family of five £39.50

For more information on Continuum Attractions, please visit http://www.continuumattractions.com

For corporate PR enquiries, please contact Laura Good on 01904 527721 or email lgood@continuumattractions.com

About Continuum Attractions:
• Continuum Attractions lead the way in creating immersive and cultural heritage experiences that engage visitors with fascinating stories, brought to life in unforgettable and imaginative ways.
• Continuum Attractions own, operate and manage seven cultural attractions across the UK:
o Continuum Heritage Attractions
- The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
- The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury
- Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford
- York's Chocolate Story, York
o Continuum Icon Attractions
- Coronation Street the Tour, Manchester
- Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
o Continuum Explore Attractions
- Kent Life