As well as bringing pantomime into the heart of our community we also make charitable donations to many worthwhile causes.
Since 2004, the year we started to keep records of all our donations, we have contributed £18,565.00 to 34 different charitable organizations’, which I am sure you will agree, is a phenomenal amount for a small group like ours.
A list of all the organizations’ that we have donated to in the last 13 years can be can be found by following this link.
At our annual AGM this year we chose to donate £2,500 (£500 each) to five charities that hold particular meaning to our members.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
Heather, a much-loved member of our group, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and her daughter Aimee will be participating in two ‘Race for Life’ events this year. The group therefore donated to Aimee’s ‘JustGiving’ page.
If you would also like to help Aimee raise money for this worthwhile cause in Heather’s name, then please donate using the following link:
Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. Not only do they provide expert medical care they also provide emotional support and practical help. They do whatever they can to be a safety net for their patients and their loved ones.
St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, is the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in England. They provide the best possible care and quality of life for local people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. It’s a friendly, warm and safe place at the heart of the local community with a large range of expert services to support patients, their families and friends, both in the Hospice and in the community. Care is focused around the needs of the individual and they are respectful of all beliefs, religions and cultures.
Speak With It was set up in 2011, formed by 12 people in Yorkshire, and comprises of people who have aphasia following a stroke, or their carers. Their aim is to provide Aphasia Support to help people with their speech when no other speech therapy is available; to help people to gain confidence, lose their feeling of isolation and get back into the wider community.
Buzz creative arts projects and workshops at First Floor are designed especially for young people aged 14-25 with learning disabilities.
They can be found at West Yorkshire Playhouse and have a busy programme of volunteering and performance opportunities throughout the year, with a friendly team of support workers and artists making creative experiences fun and accessible.