So I did this yesterday- it always takes a few weeks for those last few pounds to come in so we know our full total. This time we donated £2,075- which considering we had around £2,000 worth of costs to pay off first is pretty amazing!
So we’ve donated £5,175 to Alzheimer’s Research UK in the last 7 months and I can’t wait to add to that this coming November.
A few people have asked why we don’t keep the money we make but I kinda think ‘why do we need to?’- we get by on borrowing things and spending the bare minimum and our productions still look amazing. Why spend money unnecessarily? Also, I do think the charity element of what we do draws people in who wouldn’t normally see a Pratchett play and so many people throw in that bit extra too. We had an ARUK bucket on the desk by the exit and as people left they were throwing in five and ten pound notes! It’s nice to think that’s because they enjoyed the show so much!
But mostly, it’s because this means so much. The pleasure I get giving this money to a charity funding research to beat this awful disease is a far better feeling than being able to buy the best costumes or have the nicest props. It’s just so much more worthwhile.
A few more pictures of characters from our production of Mort.
And here’s some of my lovely gifts from the cast and crew. It’s great being a director sometimes. Gifts were tea themed for the second time as myself and my assistant director love the stuff!
Just a little something I made for each of my cast and crew.
Review number 4. I must point out that the person who accosted them about the next play was not one of us! The play was also under 2 hours!