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St Richard’s brings back box office best sellers this August

5th August 2020

A Worcestershire charity is offering its supporters the chance to enjoy two box office best sellers in a luxury cinema setting this August.

Special screenings of Downton Abbey and The Greatest Showman will be held at The Regal Cinema in Evesham on Thursday 27 August in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

The charity, which cares for patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, hopes the socially-distanced film screenings will help raise smiles and valuable funds at a time when most of its fundraising events have been cancelled.

Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Usually our summer calendar is jam-packed with events to bring local people together, while supporting our care across Worcestershire, so we’ve had to rethink our approach in these socially distanced times.

“We also want to keep providing experiences which keep people smiling, given that’s very much a part of what we do here at St Richard’s. When The Regal team said they could offer us a cinema experience which fully complies with social distancing regulations we knew we had to choose one of the ultimate feel-good films – and a team vote led us to The Greatest Showman!

“The matinee performance of Downton Abbey will be wonderful to watch in the beautiful Art Deco surroundings of The Regal that same afternoon. With luxury seating, a huge screen and cabaret-style seating on offer, we hope our supporters will kick back and kick the Bank Holiday weekend off in style.”

Speaking about the special charity screenings, Eva Moeskops, manager of The Regal, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this St Richard’s Hospice fundraiser.  We have raised over £100,000 for local schools and charities in total and look forward to raising a record amount for this vital charity.”

Tickets for the afternoon performance of Downton Abbey and evening performance of The Greatest Showman, which support St Richard’s, cost £15 per person and are available through The Regal box office on 07540 321736 or via its website at www.theregal.ac

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,400 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.

For more information about St Richard’s Hospice visit www.strichards.org.uk

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Notes to News Editors:

  1. For more information please contact Claire Loveday in the St Richard’s Hospice Communications Team on 01905 763963.