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Charity Fundraising…

11214044_822138054529444_835274560728631493_nWe raised lots of money during our 10th Anniversary Concerts for the Brighton Dome Umbrella Club.  Thank you so much to everyone that came along, participated and donated with such generosity.  Here is a recent article about them from the Argus, a wonderful cause that makes an enormous difference to so many poorly children.  Huge thanks also to Ackerman Music, without whom none of it would have been possible.

Theatre trips helping to raise spirits of poorly children…

A THEATRE programme aimed to give ill children the chance to attend performances has kicked off its new season.

The Umbrella Club – Brighton Dome’s membership club for children and young people with life-shortening conditions and their siblings and carers – launched its new season this weekend with a puppetry production of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

The scheme aims to offer access to the arts through the provision of free tickets to live performances and workshops, as well as special meet the cast sessions after selected shows.

Saturday’s performance was followed by a special Playmakes workshop which offered the opportunity for kids to get crafty and make a keepsake to take home.

Now in its second year, the Umbrella Club has enabled around 400 poorly children, siblings and families to attend over 30 performances since the club’s inception.

Andrew Comben, chief executive officer of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival said: “The Umbrella Club is an invaluable way to ensure these children, their siblings and their carers are able to access the arts and hopefully share some memorable experiences.

 “We are grateful to all the funders and supporters that make it possible for us to provide this invaluable scheme as part of our on-going work to make Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival events more accessible for all.”