Camberley Theatre proudly supported the charity Make-A-Wish® UK throughout the run of their pantomime, Aladdin. The show ran from the 7 December 2015 to 3 January 2016 and was a huge success. Camberley Theatre staff collected donations over the festive period raising an impressive £1279.14.
Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. A wish can be anything from being a princess for the day, to meeting a hero or going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday.
Andy Edmeads, Producer of Aladdin and Operations Manager at Camberley Theatre said: “We are delighted to have been able to support such a great local charity and to work with an organisation which fitted our show perfectly. The genie in our pantomime granted many wishes for Aladdin and we hope the generosity of our audience will ensure Make-A-Wish can continue to grant many more wishes for children and families in the area.”
Make-A-Wish Regional Fundraising Manager, Sarah Shearman said: “We are incredibly grateful to Camberley Theatre, and especially the panto team this year for their efforts on behalf of Make-A-Wish. We’d also like to thank everyone who came along to watch the show and made a very kind donation after the performance. Fundraisers like this help us to grant more magical wishes to brave and deserving young people and we can’t thank Camberley Theatre enough for their support.”
There are currently 20,000 children and young people in the UK fighting a life-threatening condition. Make-A-Wish receives no government funding – so every donation really does count.
To make a donation or refer a child to Make-A-Wish please visit the website here: http://www.make-a-wish.org.uk or telephone 01276 40 50 70.