Everyman Theatre awards Sponsorship Cup at AGM

The Everyman Theatre has presented the CCC Sponsorship Cup jointly to two of its corporate sponsors in recognition of their support for a special benefit evening, Stand up for Ukraine, held at the Everyman Theatre in April.  Cheltenham-based commercial law firm, BPE Solicitors and national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe, joined forces to help make the evening possible. 

Stand up for Ukraine on Saturday 2 April was billed as a special evening of laughter, music and magic in support of the people of Ukraine, hosted by The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and the Barn Theatre, Cirencester. 

The event raised over £56,000 with all proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee, Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, and Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees. 

The cast involved a stellar range of Cotswold-based luminaries including Sir Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, actor Ben Miller, impressionist Rory Bremner, comedian Dom Joly, Tweedy the clown, former The Bill actress and Loose Women presenter Lisa Maxwell and The EveryVoice Choir, featuring Ukranian soloist Nadia Postolatii. 

John Workman, Senior Partner at BPE Solicitors said: “As we watch the conflict continue in Ukraine we wanted to do what we can to support those still in the Ukraine, as well as the people and families who have reached safety. I thank everyone who attended the concert and made a contribution, as well as Crowe for co-sponsoring an event that will make a massive difference to those who will benefit from it the most”. 

Guy Biggin, Managing Partner of Crowe’s Cheltenham office, said: “We were very pleased to be offered the opportunity to partner with BPE Solicitors to support fundraising for this very worthy cause which has clearly touched the hearts of so many in Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.” 

The Sponsorship Cup is awarded annually at the CCC AGM to one of the Everyman’s corporate sponsors for outstanding contribution.  Theatre Chief Executive, Mark Goucher, was delighted to be able to recognise both BPE and Crowe: “Their joint sponsorship of Stand Up For Ukraine covered all of the core costs involved in staging the event, which meant that all of the ticket money and donations could be passed on directly to the charities.  I would like to congratulate and thank them both for their commitment and invaluable support.” 

The Everyman offers a range of sponsorship and business opportunities and to see how the Theatre can benefit your organisation, please contact Francesca Goddard on 01242 512515 or email francesca.goddard@everymantheatre.org.uk 


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