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UK Charity Week

Commencing this week, UK charity week takes place in the first full week of December – designed to get everyone involved in donating to charity, at a time when it is the season of giving. Blackpool’s Grand Theatre’s hugely successful #PlayYourPart awareness campaign has been a massive success within the community.

The Grand is more than just a beautiful building, Grand II Star listed building. It is an active charity with social, educational and artistic aims. Employing 47 permanent staff members and with the help of 85 dedicated volunteers, the theatre attracts thousands of visitors to the town to enjoy the work on its stages. In addition, it runs a full programme of workshops for children and young people, in and out of school, focused on improving literacy, numeracy, social skills and confidence.

Last year, 10,000 school children benefitted from discounted tickets to see performances at the theatre. A further 3,000 young people performed on the stage as part of Au Revoir Review and Schools Alive. 30 local schools are also part of our literacy project in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Andrew Howard, Grand Theatre Marketing Manager said; ‘There are lots of ways to make a difference to The Grand… Making a one-off donation at the theatre couldn’t be simpler; you can donate via one of our collection pots or buckets, by visiting our box office or, by using our brand new ‘Tap and Donate £1’ card machine in the foyer. Simply tap your debit/credit card against the board to donate just £1.’

The Grand’s #PlayYourPart campaign encourages people to think about supporting the theatre by donating or by leaving a legacy to the theatre. Any gifts received will help introduce, encourage and develop children in the arts and allow them to express, explore and develop their natural talents.

For more information on Blackpool’s Grand Theatre, click HERE.

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