The Majestic Theatre, Darlington opened its doors today (29 December 2017) and welcomed in just under 200 children and families to see Cinderella as part of the charity Cash For Kids.
The Majestic gave out free tickets for disadvantaged families, giving them a Christmas treat, with many of the children never attending a pantomime before. Artistic Director, Matthew Campbell, was on hand to welcome the families to the theatre. He commented The children are all very excited, this will be a fabulous audience for the cast to play to
Donations of chocolate was given from Tesco in Newton Aycliffe and Purity Soft Drinks provided bottles of Juice Burst for every child to enjoy during the interval. Simon Powell from Purity Soft Drinks said This is such a worthy cause, we are very happy to be helping out and providing a drink for every child. Shirley Cormack the Charity/Community Champion at the Newton Aycliffe Extra said Tesco’s is more than happy to help.
Cash for Kids is currently running its annual Mission Christmas Appeal – The largest annual Christmas toy appeal in the UK.
In 2016 the appeal generated upwards of £2 million in gifts and donations which were distributed to more than 47,000 disadvantaged kids across the North East.
With 1 in 4 children across the North East living in poverty this December, for many families Christmas is simply a luxury they can’t afford. This year’s Mission Christmas aims to beat last year’s fundraising total and help make sure it can help as many children as possible.
Cinderella is playing at the majestic until Friday 5 January and tickets can be purchased here http://themajestictheatre.nutickets.com/event-brand/8173