THE ROYAL Spa Centre’s panto – CInderella – has raised over £12,000 for The Myton Hospices.
The 2022 pantomime was the Leamington-based theatre’s most successful ever, selling over 25,000 tickets during its run.
This was an achievement made more special considering the difficulties faced by theatres and other entertainment venues since the pandemic.
Cinderella’s production company, Imagine Theatre, was delighted with the panto’s success.
A spokesperson said: “We are thrilled at the success of the Royal Spa Centre panto which goes from strength the strength each year and is now a regular part of Christmas for so many people. We strive to offer a top class family friendly panto at affordable prices for the people of Warwickshire and the fact we have broken records this year is thanks to the hard work of everyone involved in the productions over the last few seasons.”
The Myton Hospices was selected as the Royal Spa Centre’s charity partner for Cinderella, and their volunteers worked tirelessly at every performance taking donations.
Through the generosity of local people attending Cinderella, they were able to raise a total of £12,751. The cash will be used for general running costs at the Hospices and contribute towards its Cuddle Bed Campaign.
Cuddle beds are traditional hospice beds, but double rather than single, so families can lie alongside their loved ones and share an ever-important cuddle.
Charlotte Ingram, from The Myton Hospices, said: “We are so very grateful to everyone involved in this truly wonderful festive fundraising for Myton. To the Royal Spa Centre for choosing us as its charity partner, to the wonderful volunteers who collected at each and every one of the 34 performances of the fabulous panto, and to the amazingly generous people who donated such a fabulous amount of money.
“We simply cannot do what we do without this kind of wonderful support – so thank you, on behalf of everyone at Myton, and, perhaps most importantly, on behalf of our patients and their loved ones whose lives your support makes such a difference to.”