Leamington based charity ‘Helping Hands’, who were selected to be the official charity for the Royal Spa Centre’s Pantomime Snow White, have announced the grand total raised over the festive season. Hopeful volunteers from the charity attended every pantomime performance with their buckets to collect donations from generous customers. A staggering 26,604 people walked through the theatre’s doors this year taking the total amount raised to an amazing £9737.76.​

Operations Manager for Helping Hands, Alice Webber said “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Spa Centre for supporting us over the festive season and allowing us to build on our work across the local area giving a hand up and not just a hand out to local individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.” Helping Hands run a number of projects to help local people in need. They give people the support and opportunities to feel better about themselves so they can be more active in the community and get back into work. They also run a soup kitchen serving hundreds of meals every month to those who may otherwise go without a hot meal.

Box Office sales at the Royal Spa Centre broke the 400k mark for the first time ever at £415,072 with a staggering increase of 29% and audience attendance also rose by 10%. The majority of performances sold out and school performances were particularly well attended with 7,017 pupils seeing the show in the first two weeks. Customer feedback was also brilliant with 94% of feedback being positive.

Imagine Theatre will return in 2020 with another spectacular family pantomime production of Aladdin starring JP McCue, back by popular demand. Tickets are on sale now – Box Office: 01926 334418 website: www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Photo credit: Helen Asbourne