Friday, 11 December 2009

The real magic of Panto

Pantomime and Christmas is all about families and for the last 7 years the theatre has been helping to do just that by running its 'Raise A Smile' Panto Appeal.

Thanks to generous public support from theatre patrons and other private, charitable and business donors, Birmingham Hippodrome's popular Panto Appeal 'Raise a Smile' has enabled hundreds of patients and their families to attend Hippodrome pantomimes for free.

Working with Birmingham Children's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Young Persons Unit and other charitable groups across the region, money is being raised to cover the cost of tickets, programmes, and gifts for families who have had a tough 2009 and help provide them with some much needed light relief at the panto this Christmas.

200 patients and their families enjoyed last year's pantomime and a surprise meet and greet with the cast after curtain down. The look on the children's faces - I'll never forget that.

Let's hope we can bring that panto magic to lots of children and their families this year.

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