News: The Show Must Go On Theatre Support Fund+ raises half a million pounds for charity plus releases new merchandise

November 12, 2020
News: The Show Must Go On Theatre Support Fund+ raises half a million pounds for charity plus releases new merchandise

The creators of The Show Must Go On Theatre Support Fund+ raises an outstanding half a million pounds for charities including Acting For Others, Fleabag Support Fund and NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, plus they have announced a brand new Christmas range of merchandise launched for the festive season. Bonnie Langford and Christopher Biggins present the new merchandise. 

Theatre Support Fund+ was set up by theatre industry workers Chris Marcus and Damien Stanton to help raise money for those who have been affected by the pandemic. In just six months the team have taken over 40,000 orders and the £500,000 raised has helped thousands of workers who have had no or limited work since theatres shut eight months ago

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vice President of Acting for Others and the figurehead for The Fleabag Support Fund said today, “I would like to thank the founders of Theatre Support Fund+, Chris and Damien for their astonishing work raising £500,000 for the theatre industry. Their efforts have helped hundreds of freelancers who have received support from the Fleabag Support Fund and we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the dedication, imagination and downright style that they brought to their campaign. I have been thrilled to be able to support this project and thank them deeply for choosing to donate to the Fleabag Support Fund. I’m consistently blown away by the care for and within the theatre community. Chris and Damien are two of its heroes!”.

Chris and Damien from Theatre Support Fund+ said today, “Every day we become more overwhelmed with the generosity and support of everyone who has supported us on the journey so far. When we set up the campaign, six months ago we didn’t imagine for a moment we would reach a milestone like this. We’d always hoped we would be back working in theatres by this point, so our journey hasn’t ended yet. We will continue to unite and work together to raise monies for these charities to help all of those that have been affected from the pandemic until our theatre doors are open once again”.

The team also launched their brand-new Christmas range with the help of theatre legends Bonnie Langford and Christopher Biggins.

The Christmas range includes Christmas cards, water bottles, lanyards and hoodies which feature The Show Must Go On! design. The design is an amalgamation of the world-famous artwork of 16 of the biggest musicals in the West End.

Shows included on the design are & JulietCome From AwayDear Evan HansenEveryone’s Talking about JamieHamiltonLes MisérablesMamma Mia!Mary PoppinsMatilda The MusicalSix The MusicalTina, The Tina Turner MusicalThe Book of MormonThe Prince of EgyptDisney’s The Lion KingThe Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. All profits go to charity.

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