Generous families enjoying the Peter Pan pantomime at the Assembly Hall Theatre (12 Dec – 4 Jan) raised close to £3,000 for the theatre’s Christmas charity Hospice in the Weald. Bucket collections were held at the end of each theatre performance during the pantomime three week run.
Hospice in the Weald strives to ensure that the community they serve throughout West Kent and East Sussex has access to compassionate, individualised, holistic and supportive care for all patients with a terminal illness, their families, and carers. The money raised by those who generously donated their spare change at the end of each performance could pay for pre or post-bereavements counselling sessions for 20 patients or family members who are seeking additional support, for however long they need it.
“The Assembly Hall Theatre has strong links with the local communities in which it operates and enjoys a long-standing relationship with Hospice in the Weald, in particular, having been a supporter for over 16 years. We are proud to support the incredible amount of work they do to help those challenged by life limiting illness and we look forward to helping with fundraising and increasing awareness again in the future”. Brian McAteer, Theatre Director for the Assembly Theatre.
‘We are reliant on the generosity of the local community to continue to provide our vital services. Thank you once again to The Assembly Hall Theatre for raising awareness of the Hospice and raising a significant amount of money for Hospice in the Weald.’ Chief Executive, Rob Woolley for Hospice in the Weald.