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Chichester Festival Theatre selects St Wilfrid’s Hospice as Charity Partner for two years

Chichester Festival Theatre, one of the UK’s flagship theatres, is renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community. In August, St Wilfrid’s Hospice was selected as one of the Theatre’s charity partners for the next two years. The Theatre will support St Wilfrid’s DREAMBUILDING appeal to open a new Hospice in spring 2019, and help it continue to deliver the highest quality end-of-life care into 2020.

 

St Wilfrid’s is an independent local charity which has been caring for people in the last phase of their lives for over 30 years. Given the growing demand for their services and to maintain their high standards of specialist care, a new, larger, purpose-designed ‘dream building’ is needed. Over the last two years the local community has generously supported the DREAMBUILDING appeal to raise at least £15.5 million to create the new Hospice in Bosham. With 88% already raised, St Wilfrid’s needs a further £1.7 million by 31st March.

 

Rachel Tackley, Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre said: “We are pleased to be able to support this vital local charity. Earlier this summer, members of our Youth Theatre performed at a fundraising gala for St Wilfrid’s; we’ll be selling Pansy Pins in our Theatre shop and holding a bucket collection for the DREAMBUILDING appeal in the coming months.”

 

Alison Moorey, Chief Executive of St Wilfrid’s, said: “We are thrilled that the Chichester Festival Theatre has chosen St Wilfrid’s Hospice as one of its charity partners for the next two years. Their support comes at a crucial time for the DREAMBUILDING campaign as we work towards raising the remainder to deliver our new Hospice on time. We are looking forward to working closely with the team over the coming months”.

 

For more details of the Dreambuilding project at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, contact Chloe Neilson-Hopkins, Campaign Coordinator, on chloe.neilsonhopkins@stwh.co.uk or visit www.dreambuilding.org.uk . For more details about Chichester Festival Theatre, contact Lucinda Morrison, Head of Press on lucinda.morrison@cft.org.uk.