11th December 2017
The cast members of ‘A Gloucestershire Midwinter’ are set to visit medical charity Cobalt on Friday 15 December at 4pm. They will be accompanied by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bernard Fisher and Douglas Cooper, General Manager, Cowley Manor to help mark the occasion of drawing The REALLY BIG Raffle on behalf of the charity. The raffle is part of the Charity’s Christmas fundraising campaign and is expected to raise over £3000. The Charity’s staff are warming up their voices as the cast are marking the event with a sing song!
Prizes include a one-night stay at Cowley Manor with dinner, bed and breakfast for two donated by the contemporary country house hotel as well as theatre tickets for The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
Other prizes provided by local businesses and supporters included:
Cotswold Sunday Lunch, Three Ways House, Mickleton, Family days out – Courtesy of Cotswold Farm Park, Round of Golf for four – Brickhampton Golf Course, Beauty voucher for luxury facial – Absolute Beauty, Dyson V8 Animal Vacuum Cleaner, Sushi School Voucher- Yo! Sushi School in Cheltenham, Cheltenham Town Football Tickets, Two club enclosure tickets – Cheltenham Racecourse, RHS Malvern Spring Festival Tickets and a fabulous Giffords Circus Goodie Bag.
Francesca Goddard, Press & Marketing Officer at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham said “A Gloucestershire Midwinter” is a charming seasonal show, a delightful blend of music and stories, celebrating the county’s festive heritage. It’s full of carols, wassailing and even a sprinkling of snow – an excellent alternative to the more traditional pantomime. We’re delighted to support Cobalt by donating theatre tickets and by adding some festive cheer to the occasion as the cast sing carols and songs from the show.”
Julia Jenkins, Head of Fundraising said “Proceeds from the raffle will go towards ensuring we can continue to offer excellent services for patients with cancer, dementia or other conditions. The raffle has been well supported by local businesses and they have gotten into the festive spirit with their generous donations.”
A Gloucestershire Midwinter runs in the Everyman Studio Theatre until December 23rd and transfers to the Gloucester King’s Theatre from 9th – 13th January 2018. For more information and to book https://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/a-gloucestershire-midwinter/