ellenor Patron, Cheryl Fergison, has helped to raise an amazing £2600 for the charity by holding bucket collections recently at three theatres during her successful run in the hit show, Menopause the Musical. The three theatres which kindly agreed to hold bucket collections were The Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells (which raised £992.37), The Orchard Theatre in Dartford (which raised £894.95) and The Churchill Theatre in Bromley (which raised £717.32).
The producers of the musical kindly allowed Cheryl to say a few words about the care ellenor provides to families facing terminal illness at the end of each of the shows.
“Thanks to the theatres for letting us collect and to the producers of Menopause the Musical for allowing me to do this,” says Cheryl Fergison. “Thank you so much to everyone who supports ellenor. I’m very proud to be a patron.”
ellenor currently supports around 2000 families each year and receives between 200 and 300 referrals into its service every month.
“We are extremely grateful to Cheryl for her continued support, to the three theatres and to Robert Kelly and the team behind this production of Menopause the Musical for letting Cheryl talk about ellenor on stage,” says Linda Trew, head of community at ellenor. “Thanks also to the volunteers who helped with the bucket collections.The figure raised could pay for 84 sessions of play or music therapy for one of our young patients or their siblings.”
Cheryl will once again be at the ellenor Twilight Walk on Friday 16 September in Gravesend. Last year, more than 500 walkers took part and participants have a choice of either a 8km or a 12km route. Sign up today at: www.ellenor.org/events