The Race is On to Give the Gift Of Theatre at this Year's Fun Run

Posted on 10 September 2014

A team of runners comprising staff and supporters of the Belgrade Theatre will be taking part in the Big Fun Run on Sunday 21 September to raise funds for the theatre’s Give the Gift of Theatre campaign.

As a registered charity, the Belgrade Theatre Trust has entered a team to raise funds for its Give the Gift of Theatre Campaign, which aims to give families facing financial hardship the opportunity to experience live theatre at the Belgrade.

David Jane, Development Director at the Belgrade said, “The Belgrade Team comprises members of staff from the Box Office, the Communications and Development depts and the Signatures Café. We’ve set ourselves a target of £500, which would give around 15 families the opportunity to attend a performance of a family show. It would be great to reach this target and give these families a much needed morale boost this Christmas, and the chance to spend some quality time together away from their worries, but if we could exceed it then that would be even better!”

The Belgrade launched the Give the Gift of Theatre campaign in 2012 in association with the Coventry Food bank to coincide with its pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. Both individuals and members of the Belgrade’s Directors’ Club made generous donations to the scheme, and as a result, 200 children and their families were able to experience the Belgrade’s panto who otherwise may not have been able to.

To donate to the Belgrade Team and help support the Give the Gift of Theatre campaign, visit the Belgrade’s My Donate page or hand it in at the Belgrade Theatre Box Office.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (No 219163), so all of the money raised and earned by the theatre is reinvested in the services it provides to the local community. Amongst other things, these services include, creating and staging high quality productions on the Main Stage and in B2, working with local communities and young people, many of whom are at risk of social and/or educational exclusion via the Community & Education Company and developing the careers of young people who want to work in the arts.