Mayflower Theatre audiences raise over £20,000 for two great charities!

January 21, 2020

Throughout the run of Mayflower Theatre’s pantomime Peter Pan, bucket collections were held in aid of Saints Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Audiences dug deep and have raised a staggering £20,700 to be split between the two
charities.

After seeing the continued great work undertaken by the Saints Foundation in the local area, Mayflower Theatre decided to nominate them as their chosen charity for collections. Great Ormond Street Hospital is the national charity chosen by Qdos the producers of Mayflower Theatre’s pantomime. Qdos, who produce 34 pantomimes across the UK raise money in all of their venues.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive said, “This year our pantomime brought festive magic to our audiences and they delved deep in support of two fantastic charities, Saints Foundation and GOSH.  Thank you to all our customers who generously donated money as the funds will enable both charities to continue delivering work in the local and wider communities.”

Jazz Bhatti, Saints Foundation Fundraising & Partnerships Manager added: “We are delighted that Mayflower Theatre picked us as one of their charities during the pantomime season and we are incredibly grateful for the generous donations given by their patrons over the festive period. “The funds will help us deliver our mission of transforming lives in and around
Southampton – something I know the Mayflower Theatre are passionate about too – and we hope this is the start of something special for our community.”

Saints Foundation is the official charity of Southampton Football Club. They are the club’s way of giving back. By using the power and the passion of the club, they transform lives in and around Southampton, helping people to fulfil their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.Saints Foundation works with more than 19,000 people each year across all age ranges from as young as three to their oldest participant, who is 103. Saints Foundation
aims to invest more than £3 million into the local community in the next year.