Dick Whittington cast
Thursday 2 February 2017

Cambridge audiences raise over £16,000 for local charities!

Over the pantomime season each year we raise money through bucket collections for local charities, and we are delighted to announce that audiences who attended Dick Whittington raised an incredible £16,417

The selected charities were Addenbrooke's C2 Ward, Cambridge Joint Playschemes, Tom's Trust, Stars, Maggie's Wallace and our own Panto Wheels scheme, which enables disadvantaged school children to experience a trip to our Christmas pantomime. 

Dave Murphy, Cambridge Arts Theatre’s Chief Executive, said, “The Arts Theatre is an independent theatrical charity with deep roots in the Cambridge community, and every year we select a number of local charities to support through our panto bucket collections. We are all thrilled and humbled by the generosity of our audiences over the festive season and are delighted that so many local causes will benefit from the fundraising efforts.” 
 
Debs Whiteley, speaking on behalf of Tom’s Trust, said, “We were thrilled to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries from the panto collections this year. As a local charity the support from local organisations such as the Arts Theatre and all the audiences means so much to us. The money raised will ensure that children with brain tumours are helped to reach their full potential by our clinical psychologists. Thank you to all that donated and to the panto cast, crew and staff at the theatre for helping us to spread the word about what we are doing.’’ 

Thank you from the team at Cambridge Arts Theatre and the cast of Dick Whittington to all who donated!