Supporting local families in need to experience the magic of theatre
**We are just £3,000 short of our target for this year – so if you can donate that would be amazing. Thank you.**
A visit to the theatre is a magical experience that can create treasured memories that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, due to financial hardship, illness or trauma, many families across Coventry and Warwickshire are unable to experience the magic of theatre.
That’s where our Making Memories campaign comes in. Set up in 2012, Making Memories funds opportunities for local families in need to access theatre, ensuring that no child need miss out on the benefits that engaging with the arts can bring.
Tickets are allocated via referral through Coventry Foodbank, with the help and support of other charitable organisations across the city.
Over the last nine years, generous donors have raised enough money to enable 4,768 people (amounting to 1,017 families) to experience the transformative power of live performance, primarily through tickets to our popular Christmas pantomimes.
Families like Rav’s…
“Rav lives in Coventry with his father and grandparents. Sadly, Rav’s father has recently been made redundant, and the grandmother has dementia. The combination of illness, serious financial stress and the pandemic – has resulted in a heightened sense of anxiety and deprivation. Rav and the family are trying to look forward to Christmas, as this may be the last time they are all together. Rav is just 7 years of age, and watching Beauty and the Beast at the Belgrade, will enable him to spend precious time with his family – singing and dancing, booing and hissing!”
In 2020 you raised an amazing £5,138 – enabling 361 tickets to be offered so that 82 families could enjoy our digital Panto. However, we would love to support even more families this year.
We would like to raise £12,000 to support 750 local children (and their families) to access theatre – including tickets to watch Beauty and the Beast. A £16 donation will support one child, and a £60 donation will support a family to experience the magic of Panto this Christmas.
On behalf of all the families in need, like Rav’s, THANK YOU for your support.
You can donate to Making Memories online by moving the slider below. If you wish to donate more than the donation slider will allow, please click on the DONATE: £0 button and then ‘Edit’ when in the basket. Thank You.
Donate to the Belgrade
Help to enrich thousands of lives through the power of theatre by supporting our work. All donations are appreciated, whatever the value.