Latest news / 26 July, 2016
Since 2010 Scarborough-based Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, together with its sister company HQ Theatres & Hospitality, have been fund-raising partners for the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Through the generosity of theatre audiences, cast members and partner theatres where the company stages pantomime, alongside Qdos Entertainment and HQ Theatres & Hospitality staff fundraising events and activities, the company has recently added £146,830.92 to its ongoing fund-raising support. This brings the total raised for the Hospital since 2010 to over £855,000.
Speaking about the latest amount raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Nick Thomas, Chairman of Qdos Entertainment, said:
“I am absolutely delighted to have presented a cheque to the Hospital following our latest fund-raising activities. I would like to thank my colleagues, our wonderful audiences, casts and partner theatres for supporting our fund-raising campaign for Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are very proud to be fund-raising partners for the Charity and have our sights firmly set on exceeding the
£1 million mark by next year.”
Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Head of Community Fundraising Laura Savory said:
“We’d like to say huge thank you to the staff and audiences of Qdos Entertainment for their continued generosity. Once again, a huge amount has been raised this year. Donations are helping to fund a suite of new state-of-the-art operating theatres which will form part of the Premier Inn Clinical Building when it opens in 2017, and will support the delivery of complex and often life-saving surgery for our small patients. Extraordinary things happen at Great Ormond Street Hospital every day, but the Hospital relies on the support it receives from the public to ensure it can continue to offer hope to very sick children and their families.”
This year, in addition to staging pantomimes at 23 venues across the country, which will be seen by over 1.6 million people, Qdos Entertainment will be presenting the first pantomime at the famous London Palladium in nearly 30 years, starring Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary and Amanda Holden.