Playhouse partnership takes centre stage

We caught up with our friends from the Edinburgh Playhouse this month to celebrate our charity partnership passing the £50,000 mark.

The landmark total includes audience collections at all kinds of shows, from musicals and theatre to comedy and cabaret.

Appropriately, the £50,000 barrier was broken on World AIDS Day, following a collection at Beautiful, the Carole King musical.

Our relationship with the Playhouse stretches back to the early 2000s and, in late 2014, we became an official charity partner, along with CHAS.

Bucket collections are a staple of charity fundraising, and the team at the Playhouse have always been hugely supportive. Alongside running bucket collections with their amazing Front of House team, they’ve helped us to arrange interval announcements to tell audiences about our work, and have even provided free tickets for our service users.

When we met up with the Playhouse, we were delighted to meet actor, Laura Main, who was in Edinburgh with the touring production of Shrek the Musical in the role of Fiona.

Laura is an Ambassador for Sentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry to support children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana who have been affected by HIV/AIDS, and we were really grateful she took time out to support our work across Scotland.

The Playhouse landmark was a fantastic way for us to bring down the curtain on 2017. We’re incredibly grateful to the entire team for their support and look forward to working closely with them in the year ahead.