Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy will be hitting the Everyman Theatre stage in November 2022 – and with the return of the annual pantomime comes the return of the annual panto charity.
Except this year, the Cheltenham theatre will be supporting not one but two Gloucestershire charities – St James City Farm in Gloucester and Scrubditch Care Farm in the Cotswolds – with the aim of raising £20,000 in total, £10,000 for each charity, through a series of fundraising activities.
The first is a sponsored 10-mile walk which took place on Sunday 2 October 2022, setting off from Dick Whittington’s home at Pauntley Court and aptly finishing in Little London, with a team of walkers made up of staff from the Everyman Theatre and volunteers and friends of St James City Farm and Scrubditch Care Farm all taking on the challenge.
There will also be bucket collections for the charities
after all of the pantomime performances from Tweedy and other cast members, from
November 2022 right the way through to January 2023, which audience members are encouraged to
remember to bring some cash for!
Mark Goucher, Everyman Theatre CEO, said: ‘We are passionate about everything we do at the Everyman, not only on stage, but across our education, community and outreach work.
‘This year our pantomime will support two important organisations working with vulnerable people locally, helping to promote wellbeing and positive mental health.
‘We hope that money raised will help St James City Farm and Scrubditch Care Farm to continue to provide opportunities and support for vulnerable people across Gloucestershire.’
To support the Everyman Theatre’s sponsored walk and donate to St James City Farm and Scrubditch Care Farm, visit justgiving.com.
For more information about Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy, visit everymantheatre.org.uk.