Magical Christmas

Charity Link and Curve are joining forces to create a magical experience for those in need this Christmas!

Urgent appeal!  Will you join other businesses, organisations and individuals in pledging support to make this fantastic event a reality?  

We can’t wait until the winter for pledges – to make this fantastic event a reality we need to secure pledges of support now!  Can you help? Every pound donated for Magical Christmas will go to help brighten another vulnerable person’s Christmas.  A donation of  £45 sponsors a full guest place.  

 

Magical Christmas Raffle!
Could you spare £10?  We are currently running a raffle with amazing prizes up for grabs.   Every £10 goes straight to help fund another guest place for Magical Christmas.  You’ve not  long. Tickets are only available until 9th October.  Find out more and buy your tickets online here.

 

Update:  New crowd funding page launched – find out how giving just a pound or two can help enable another vulnerable person to attend Magical Christmasfind out more here.

Help to brighten someone’s Christmas! Every time another ‘£45’ is donated or raised, we can invite another local person in hardship or crisis along to enjoy Magical Christmas on 15th December 2018. Will you show your support?

How to donate to Magical Christmas:

  • Cheques: Please make cheques payable to Charity Link and send to: Magical Christmas, Susan McEniff, Charity Link, 20a Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.  Please include your contact details so we can acknowledge your support.
  • BACS Transfer: To transfer funds please reference the company name and ‘Curve’ – Our sort code is 30- 94-97 and our account number is 03253310.   Please email susan.mceniff@charity-link.org with the date / amount of your kind donation so we can acknowledge safe receipt.
  • Cash – Visit us during office hours at 20A Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN
  • Via our Campaign page on JustGiving –   click here to make an online donation

(If you have any questions or wish to discuss pledges / invoicing and payment please do not hesitate to get in touch).  Thank you so much!

Overview:

We are very excited that this Christmas Curve theatre in Leicester will be opening the doors to its two Christmas productions on Saturday 15 December, for local people in hardship and crisis.

The idea for this special event was the brainchild of Rachel Hargrave, Director of Leicestershire agency RDZ PR, a long-term supporter of Charity Link and Business Sponsor of the Curve.

Guests – who will be clients of Charity Link and our network of supporting agencies – will enjoy a Curve Christmas production on the day, and will also receive a hot meal, show programme, drinks during the interval and an ice cream.

For over 140 years Charity Link has been working to ensure that local people have the basics in life, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be experiencing.  In addition to providing essential items, including food, clothing, beds and cookers, Charity Link has seen in the past what a difference this type of Christmas experience can make to people going through really tough times.  Magical Christmas will help vulnerable people to feel part of the local community, take them away from the stresses of daily life for a few hours and, particularly for children and young people, give them the opportunity to dream and be inspired, which could leave a lasting legacy.

Local businesses, organisations and individuals are now being asked to help brighten as many Christmas’s as possible by supporting this event.

Read Liz and Joel’s story of how a theatre trip made their Christmas and learn how you can help to brighten more lives this Christmas….

Hear directly from those already involved in the event on why they are lending their support by visiting our ‘films’ page.   You can also listen to radio interviews about there event here.

Susan McEniff, Director of Charity Link, says: “We are passionate about helping those most in need in our local communities, addressing immediate crisis and helping people move forward from hardship by providing essential items. We also believe that everyone should be able to fulfil their potential in life, no matter what crisis, illness, disability or difficulty they may be facing. Essential to this, as well as feeling part of the local community, is the opportunity to dream and be inspired, particularly for children and young people.  We are thrilled that the team at Curve are so supportive of this venture and we hope that local businesses will be moved to get involved too. This event really does have the potential to positively impact on the lives of those attending for the long-term.”

In a joint statement, Chris Stafford, Chief Executive and Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director says: “When we were approached with this fantastic idea we were instantly inspired as Curve is dedicated to ensuring that everyone who lives, works and learns in our city has access to great art. This year also see Curve celebrate its 10th birthday and on the day itself, charity volunteers and the full team at Curve will all be rolling up their sleeves to give people a Christmas to remember. To make this happen, we also need the support of the business community to ensure this special day leaves a lasting legacy.”

 

Help to create  a truly magical experience for those in need this Christmas 

Donate now here – thank you!

 

There are promotional benefits for businesses and organisations wishing to offer larger scale support:

Businesses / organisations wanting to share the Christmas spirit this year are able to sponsor a single seat, a row or an entire block or more:

Inspire supporter (100 seat block)                       £4,500

  • Logo and listing as ‘Inspire’ supporter for the event on Charity Link website plus opportunity to have quote from business representative on your support for the event
  • Logo displayed on Curve’s digital screens on the day
  • Opportunity to have an A5 flyer inserted into each show programme on the day
  • Option to have one standard pull up banner at event (foyer etc.)
  • Acknowledgement / thank you via social media in connection with the event (Curve and Charity Link social media)
  • Opportunity to have volunteers on the day
  • Opportunity to have tour of theatre / meet the Curve team prior to the event
  • Acknowledgement in announcement on the day
  • Acknowledgement in Charity Link supporter e-newsletter pre/post event

Dream supporter (50 seat block)                        £2,250  

  • Listing as event ‘Dream’ supporter on Charity Link website
  • Acknowledgement / thank you via Charity Link and Curve social media in connection with the event
  • Opportunity to have volunteers on the day
  • Acknowledgement in announcement on the day
  • Acknowledgement in Charity Link supporter e-newsletter pre/post event

Believe supporter (large row / 36 seats)                       £1,620

  • Listing as event ‘Believe’ supporter on Charity Link website
  • Acknowledgement / thank you via Charity Link social media in connection with the event
  • Opportunity to have volunteers on the day
  • Acknowledgement in Charity Link supporter e-newsletter pre/post event

Joy supporter (small row / 28 seats)                    £1,260

  • Listing as event ‘Joy’ supporter on Charity Link website
  • Acknowledgement / thank you via Charity Link social media in connection with the event
  • Opportunity to have volunteers on the day
  • Acknowledgement in Charity Link supporter e-newsletter pre/post event

Hope supporter (small block / 10 seats)                £450

  • Listing as event ‘Hope’ supporter on Charity Link website
  • Acknowledgement in Charity Link supporter e-newsletter pre/post event


Of course we also welcome single seat sponsorship ( at £45 per guest) – so if you would like to sponsor 1 seat, or 3 or 5…. we’d love to hear from you!

 

For further information and to pledge your support, please contact Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Charity Link.

Email: susan.mceniff@charity-link.org

Call: 0116 222 2212

How to donate to Magical Christmas:

Cheques: Please make cheques payable to Charity Link and send with your completed form (or simply with your contact details and reference Magical Christmas) to: Susan
McEniff, Charity Link, 20a Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN.

BACS Transfer: To transfer funds please reference the company name and ‘Curve’ – Our sort code is 30-
94-97 and our account number is 03253310. Please then either post or email your form.

Cash – Visit us during office hours at 20A Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN

Via our Campaign page on JustGiving – click here to make an online donation 

Thank you so much!

Feel free to discuss pledges / invoicing and payment and please do contact us if you donate to Magical Christmas, so that we can say thank you and acknowledge your support.

 

Please note:

  • Any seating plans are provisional. It may be necessary to amend seating plans due to performance / accessibility needs. Whilst we will endeavour to allocate seats / rows sponsored by a supporter together, we reserve the right to allocate these in any area of the main theatre or studio
  • Places are non-refundable
  • All sponsorship benefits are offered in good faith but are subject to change

 

Our sponsors

Thank you to those who have already offered their support… click here.

We’d like to say a special thank you to ….  Click to find out who is helping us put on this brilliant event.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:  Susan McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Charity Link:  Email susan.mceniff@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2212.