21 Feb 2024

Garrick’s pantomime audiences raise more than £7,400 for good causes

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The audiences of Lichfield Garrick Theatre's pantomime have demonstrated exceptional generosity, donating an amazing £7,473.38 during the month-long festive run.

The donations will be used to further the arts and support voluntary groups across Lichfield district.

The substantial sum will be allocated between the Lichfield Garrick Charity and We Love Lichfield – two organisations dedicated to making a difference in the local community.

The funds raised will be directed towards providing enriching cultural experiences for young people and community groups, addressing inequalities and combating feelings of isolation within the district.

Additionally, these funds will nurture the development of the next generation of creative talent from the region.

Daniel Buckroyd, artistic director and chief executive of Lichfield Garrick Theatre, said: “The Garrick is overwhelmed with the generosity of our patrons.

“The team at the Garrick is passionate about improving the lives of those within our community through the arts, and with these donations, we can continue to enhance the district and area.”

We Love Lichfield, part of the Community Foundation for Staffordshire and Shropshire, provide grants to a diverse range of voluntary groups, focusing on smaller organisations, making a tangible difference.

To date, the community fund has contributed over £300,000 to over 250 groups across the Lichfield District, including the city, Burntwood, and surrounding areas.

Simon Price, patron of We Love Lichfield, said: “These heartfelt contributions will positively impact multiple local voluntary groups, enhancing the well-being of thousands of people across Lichfield District.

“On behalf of The Lichfield Garrick Theatre and We Love Lichfield I extend my sincere appreciation to the pantomime audiences whose generosity will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on their community's well-being.”

Pictured: Simon Price (We Love Lichfield), Matt Clay (Garrick) and Julian Fisher (We Love Lichfield)


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