Three prestigious organisations with customers in the Tees Valley are supporting ARC’s ground-breaking giving scheme: A Theatre Trip for Every Child.

Chartered Accountants, Haines Watts, who have offices throughout the UK, are benefitting primary school pupils in Stockton by supporting the scheme which aims to give every five-year-old child in the borough a trip to the theatre.

Tees Valley based business support provider, Deliberately Different Ltd., also recently made a corporate donation to the scheme that will enable Stockton’s five-year-olds to have what will most likely be their first live theatre experience.

Neil O’Connor, MD of Deliberately Different Ltd. commented:

“Deliberately Different are thrilled to be able to support A Theatre Trip For Every Child as the campaign reflects all our company values very closely in that we aim to make a real difference, to help others by making a significant contribution to our communities, to be happy and to have fun! The Every Child Campaign is beginning to achieve all those goals and we are delighted to be able to take it a step closer”

Middlesbrough Football Club have also contributed to the scheme by donating items signed by the team for ARC to auction or raffle.

Any business that is considering joining ARC’s list of supporters will be addressing their corporate social responsibility in a really positive way by giving children in Stockton the opportunity they may not normally get and experience live theatre at ARC. 

December 2018 saw 115 children attend a performance of Ugly Duckling, ARC’s family Christmas show. Since the scheme started in 2016, almost 600 children have benefitted and with further donations ARC will be able to provide tickets for 

The pupils who came to ARC’s Christmas show, Ugly Duckling, sent hand-drawn thank you cards. Five-year-old Lennon said:

“Thank you for letting us go out to the theatre for a lovely day.”

Five-year-old Rose wrote:

“Thank you ARC for doing the show, love from Rose.”

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