An excited audience enjoyed a preview charity performance of Twelfth Night and helped raise almost £1,000 for our work supporting unpaid carers.
Theatre lovers got to see Company of Ten’s production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Abbey Theatre, St Albans, on Thursday 12th May ahead of its week-long run.
The show featured an all female cast and the play had a twist as it was set at the Isle of Wight Festival with sounds from the ‘60s.
The theatre invited us to be one of two charities to benefit from a gala performance of the show and we raised funds through the sale of tickets and a raffle.
Linda Cudmore, our Fundraising and Development Manager, said: “It was an entertaining evening and on behalf of Carers in Hertfordshire I would like to thank the theatre and Company of Ten for hosting the event and all our supporters who brought tickets.
“The money raised will enable us to continue making a positive difference to carers in the county, who are looking after a loved one or friend, unpaid, who would not manage without them.”
There are many ways we support carers including mentoring and the provision of courses and events to develop skills to help people care or give them a break from caring.
There is also a monthly Carer Support Hub in St Albans – a group for carers run by carers enabling them to meet up and socialise, find out about services for them and occasionally hear from speakers on matters that affect them such as financial support or changes in service provision.
The St Albans Hub meets on the third Tuesday of each month at St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Tina Swain, Theatre Manager, who was also in the show, said: “The Abbey Theatre is delighted to offer the first public performance of most of its productions to local charities. As a charity ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to come up with new ways to raise funds, and this is a chance for charities like Carers in Hertfordshire to generate much-needed money.”
To find out more about the hub or any of our services please call 01992 58 69 69.