For the past two years Worthing Theatres have united with children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House by welcoming them as their official charity partner for their annual pantomime. The aim of the partnership is to help raise funds and awareness for the Sussex based charity through fundraising events, marketing and volunteer bucket collections across the duration of their Christmas production. The hospice cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions. It was today announced that after their recent production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, £3925.34 was raised; three times the amount they raised the previous year during the Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan.
Theatres staff joined in the fundraising as they worked together to pull off an all-day Santa cycle at the Connaught Theatre. From 9.30am to 4.30pm, the staff cycled non-stop in festive fancy dress on an electronical bicycle provided by South Downs Leisure, until they reached 90 miles; the length of Sussex. The event contributed £268 towards the grand total.
The cast of Snow White also paid a visit to the house in Arundel to meet the children and staff at Chestnut Tree House.
Worthing Theatres have announced that their 2018 Christmas production will be Aladdin: The Pantomime, which is now on sale. Their official charity partner will continue to be Chestnut Tree House. For booking and further information visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.