Did you know...we ran the Coventry Fun Run?

Posted on 6 August 2013

Back in June, a team of 9 members of staff from the Belgrade Theatre and Signatures Dining ran in the Coventry Fun Run in support of our Give the Gift of Theatre campaign, which aims to give families facing financial hardship the opportunity to experience live theatre at the Belgrade. Not only did all of the team complete the run (just over 3km) but one member of the team came in the top 200!

The Belgrade launched the Give the Gift of Theatre campaign last Christmas in association with the Coventry Foodbank 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.

Following the success of the campaign, it has now been extended to allow families the opportunity to enjoy an evening out watching forthcoming family shows at the Belgrade including Three Witches and this year’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

The team set themselves a target of £700, which they exceeded raising a total of £905.31. Thanks to the Arts Council’s Catalyst Arts Fund match funding and Gift Aid the total amount raised increased to £1,723.25, which will give around 50 families the opportunity to attend a performance of a family show, giving them a much needed morale boost, and the chance to spend some quality time together away from their worries.

We would like to thank everybody who made a donation and of course thank our runners, Steve Barnes, Sarah Benn, Caitlin McCormack, Kaye Moore, Billy Moore, Collette Seary, Graham Aylott, Julie Boyle, and Leonie Fletcher.

You can find out more about the Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Limited and how you can support the Belgrade Theatre by visiting the Support Us pages of our website.

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.