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Blackpool’s Grand Theatre teams up with #UKCharityWeek again, and this year celebrates its 125th year!

The historical Blackpool Grand Theatre has again become an Official Partner Charity of Charity Today’s UK Charity Week campaign.

It is a relationship that has evolved and flourished over the last few years with both parties working closely on a number of projects.

However, this year is a little more special as the theatre celebrates their 125th Birthday, and to mark this the theatre will launch its first ‘125 Club’.

Offered on a first come basis, a limited 125 members will have the opportunity to subscribe to 12 monthly payments of £12.50 per month. Then, each month, from the 125 members, three winners will be drawn who each win £125! You could even win multiple times, imagine!

Remember it’s only the first 125 people who subscribe and over the year there will be 36 incredible winners! Members will have the option to donate their win to the 125 Anniversary Appeal if they would so wish.

Speaking of the appeal, Ruth Eastwoord, Chief Executive told Charity Today:

“This is a great opportunity to both support the theatre and win £125, you even have multiple chances.

“We’re offering many ways to support the theatre during our anniversary year, every £1 matters.”

Charity Today Executive Editor and UK Charity Week founder, Lee Rayment, said:

“It’s an important year for the theatre and we are delighted that the charity has reaffirmed its commitment to working together on a number of PR projects. It’s a vital time in their history as they aim to undertake a big campaign to fund much-needed repairs, they can rest assured knowing that they have our full support!”

125 years ago, local businessman Thomas Sergenson secured the world’s leading theatre architect, Frank Matcham, to design the magnificent jewel we know today.

Blackpool Grand Theatre has always been in the vanguard of development in theatre: it was the first theatre in Blackpool to be totally electric; it was the first to have a fully cantilevered circle eliminating the need for pillars to give every seat a clear view; and Matcham invented the crash doors that enabled a quick evacuation of the building. 

As they celebrate this important milestone, their mission is to secure the theatre for the next generation, starting with a campaign to raise £125,000 to repair the storm damage to the dome at the front of the building.

To become a Grand 125 Club member call the Grand Theatre Box Office team on 01253 290190 or visit them on Church Street, Blackpool.

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