7th November 2016
People receiving hospital or hospice care will next month be given the chance to share some festive film magic. We're organising a film tour to head to Strathcarron Hospice in Denny at the start of December to host a number of screenings of the festive classic White Christmas. We will then head to the children's ward at Forth Valley Royal Hospital where Arthur Christmas will be screened. The tour has been sponsored by Stirling consultancy firm Projects On Track.
Joe Cairney from Projects on Track had this to say about the Appeal Film Tour:
‘As long-standing supporters of Macrobert Arts Centre’s Christmas Appeal, this year we’re delighted to sponsor the inaugural Christmas Appeal Film Tour. At Projects on Track, we’ve seen first-hand how the Appeal spreads so much joy and Christmas cheer. The Appeal Film Tour is an exciting new initiative to reach people who are most in need of an extra smile at Christmas – those in hospital or hospice care. We’re thrilled to be able to support this initiative in its first year, and wish everyone involved a very Merry Christmas.’
Julie Ellen, our Artistic Director, added;
''It’s fantastic to be able to reach out and share some of our festive magic with local people who can’t make it into our venue over Christmas. A big thank you goes to Projects on Track for both their on-going support for the Christmas Appeal and this exciting new addition for 2016. It’s been great working with Strathcarron Hospice and Forth Valley Hospital to make this happen and we hope to reach out further in coming years.''
The Festive Film tour is a development of our longstanding Christmas Appeal, which over the past five years has seen local business and individuals donate over £40,000 to give 3,200 people from across Stirling and the Forth Valley a wonderful night of fun, music and dance and plenty of hilarity.
We work with over 20 local charities to make sure the tickets reach those most in need, including Stirling Young Carers, Action for Children, Home Start, Stirling Women’s Aid and Strathcarron Hospice. In addition to the Festive Film Tour, this year we are also expanding the Christmas Appeal to include very young audiences by offering tickets for How To Be A Christmas Tree, our show for children aged 5 and under, to local charities.
There’s still time to make a donation to our 2016 Christmas Appeal - donations of £15 secure an Appeal panto ticket, a signed cast photo for each child and family and Mackie’s of Scotland have pledged to donate a free interval ice cream to everyone who comes along. Find out more here.