The Curve Theatre has launched its Christmas fundraising Appeal for the elderly in partnership with the RCC’s Project, Rutand Community Spirit and Age UK Leics & Rutland. Following last year’s first successful Curve Cares appeal, the Leicester theatre is again working in partnership with Rutland Community Spirit and Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland to enable elderly members of the community to have a memorable day out at the theatre. This year, Curve is hoping to raise in excess of £3,000 in order to host over 100 older people at risk of social isolation, and without the support of friends and family, to enjoy a pre-show lunch, watch a matinee performance of Hairspray! And meet the cast next March 2014. The RCC is delighted to be able to work with the Curve in supporting the campaign, particularly in Rutland through Rutland Community Spirit. Hannah Hallam, Head of Business Development at Curve commented; “We are proud to be working again with Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland and our new partner charity, Rutland Community Spirit who do such great work across the region” Sue Renton, Project Manager from the RCC’s project Rutland Community Spirit added: “I am delighted that we can work in partnership with Curve to give older people in Rutland the chance to go to the theatre and see a live show, as well as enjoy a meal and meet the actors. Opportunities like this are rare and we hope that our Rutland community will get behind this fantastic campaign that will directly benefit local senior citizens.” John Richardson, Age UK’s Musgrove Wellbeing Group Manager who bought a group to Curve last Christmas commented: “They are still talking about it now and you cannot imagine the difference this has made to their lives. The opportunity you have given for them to come to the theatre is one they would never have thought possible.” More »
Donations to Curve Cares can be made:
Online via Curve’s JustGiving page - visit http://www.justgiving.com/
Curvecares - By text message, simply text CURV05 and the donation amount to 70070 e.g. CURV05 £5
By cheque or CAF voucher made payable to Leicester Theatre Trust Ltd.
Send to the Development Team, Curve, Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Curve Theatre is operated by Leicester
Theatre Trust, a registered charity
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