A York pantomime has revealed its charity partner this year.
Every festive season the Rowntree Players choose a good cause to support, through the bucket collection which takes place at the end of each of the ten shows.
This year they will be performing Cinderella – and fundraising for The Island, a charity in York providing islands of space and time for vulnerable children and young people.
Jane Carter, grants and fundraising officer for The Island, said: “it is our belief that no child or young person should have to face the world alone and that through mentoring relationships, we create ‘islands of time and space’ that nurture a young person enabling them to grow and fulfil their potential.
“We are planning to build a multi-purpose Children’s Centre on land we own in Huntington, and this will provide much-needed facilities for the city’s youth.
“These include a dance studio, climbing wall, rooms for counselling and tuition, a kitchen, a gym, a multi-sports area, a skate park, a music studio and other spaces to stimulate the imagination, creativity and physical fitness of York’s children.”
Leni Ella from Rowntree Players said: “The work that the Island do is vital to support many children struggling in one way or another in our community, and as a charity, they rely on donations and fundraising.
“We’re proud to be able to support a charity that works with the young people in York.”
The Rowntree Players promise their ‘rollicking romp of a panto’ will feature all your favourite Cinderella characters, as well as songs, dance, silliness and family fun.
And among its cast is our own Laura Castle from YorkMix Radio as Fairy Flo!
Tickets are on sale now for the show, which will be performed at Joseph Rowntree Theatre between Saturday 9th and Saturday 16th December.
So get your tickets booked and don’t forget to put some extra change in your pocket for this fantastic charity.