Wakefield-based insurance broker, Gallagher, have donated £2000 to Theatre Royal Wakefield to help ensure a bright future for our building and the community we support.
The generous donation came from Gallagher’s Community Fund, a nationwide initiative which invites colleagues to nominate UK charities to receive vital funding. Having been closed for performances since March 2020, the funding from Gallagher will play a vital role in maintaining the delivery of our Learning programme (which is currently taking place online) as well as helping us to reopen when it is safe to do so.
Gallagher is a major employer in Yorkshire with offices in Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield, employing over 300 risk, insurance, claims and employee benefits specialists.
0 StarsAs a community broker, we play an active role in the areas where we are based. Theatre Royal Wakefield has been at the heart of the local community for many years – providing entertainment to audiences of all ages, as well as helping to ensure arts accessibility for all. At a time of significant challenge and uncertainty for performing arts venues, we are delighted to award the funding to the theatre, so it can continue its valuable work.
Andrew Brown, Wakefield Head of Office, Gallagher
0 StarsLike many arts organisations across the country, lockdown and social distancing measures have had an impact on the Theatre Royal Wakefield’s ability to hold live events for many months, and so we’re thrilled to have received this fundraising boost from Gallagher as we build towards reopening. Although we’ve adapted and continued to facilitate a variety of virtual programmes to participants throughout the pandemic, this donation will help to ensure that the theatre can reopen its doors when it is safe to do so, to allow the local community to meet, take part in creative activities and enjoy live performances once again.
Sarah Shooter, Head of Development, Theatre Royal Wakefield