Charity and Community
One of TWODS' aims is to put on shows that our members and our audiences want. But did you know that we have a second aim - to support charitable causes.
We support charities in a number of different ways:
- We give tickets for our performances to around 20 different local charities. Some of these charities use tickets for the people they support, whilst others use them in raffles or other ways to raise money.
- We provide charitable donations from the profits we make on our shows, particularly in memory of members who have passed away.
- In recent years we have had a bucket collection after each performance in aid of a named charity. Most of these donations come from our patrons or through the Gift Aid we can collect on patrons’ behalf from bucket collections. We also add to the donation from our profits. In recent years the bucket collection has supported children’s charities (Demelza and ChYps), activities for people with disabilities (Mariners of Bewl and Compaid) and medical charities (Alzheimer’s Society).
For the bucket collection from our last show, Guys & Dolls, we were able to provide a cheque for £2,500 to "Young Kent".
For our next show, Annie Get Your Gun, we are supporting the local branch of “British Heart Foundation".