Sheffield Theatres in ‘Big Christmas Challenge’ fundraising drive

Sheffield Theatres in ‘Big Christmas Challenge’ fundraising drive supporting image

The cast of Launchpad 2019 - The Quest for Stolen Beauty. Pic by Chris Saunders.

The money raised will support the fantastic work done by the Launchpad project

Sheffield Theatres is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge in a bid to raise £6000 and unlock match funding comprised from The Big Give and one anonymous donor. The £12,000 raised will support Launchpad, a creative project for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

From today (Tuesday 3 December) to Tuesday 10 December the theatres will be raising funds to support Launchpad, bringing participants together to create a brand new play to share with an audience. Funds raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge will help pay for costs including theatre industry professionals to support and co-create the show, the set and costumes, and for support workers.


The Quest for Stolen Beauty 2019. Pic by Chris Saunders.


Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres, said: “Launchpad is at the very heart of what we do – welcoming everyone through our doors and celebrating the joy of creativity and live theatre. We’re so excited to be launching The Big Give Christmas Challenge and to be raising not only funds, but an awareness of our Launchpad project which has such a powerful impact on participants.”


The match funding pot of £6000 is comprised of £3000 from The Big Give and a £3000 donation from a generous individual who is passionate about the theatres delivering this project. Donations to help the theatres achieve its £6000 target can be made online here.


For more info, head over to Sheffield Theatre’s website.

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