Pyjama Party at The Everyman to raise money for The James Hopkins Trust

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Everyman Theatre to hold Pyjama Party on November 29 in aid of local children’s charity, The James Hopkins Trust

The Everyman Theatre is holding a Pyjama Party in aid of James Hopkins Trust’s Sleepover campaign to build their new family overnight accommodation extension at their Kite’s Corner site in Gloucester.

To support the charity and for one night only on Saturday November 29, the theatre is encouraging everyone attending the evening performance of the Panto, Sleeping Beauty at 7pm, to come along in their pyjamas and onesies (grown-ups too!) and bring their favourite teddy bear along with them.

There will be a chance to win a Meet and Greet with Sleeping Beauty after the performance, plus there may even be a surprise visit by the Trust’s mascot Jimmy Jams The Bear.

The James Hopkins Trust provides free nursing respite care for severely disabled, life limited and life threatened young children living in Gloucestershire. The causes of the disabilities are numerous, but include renal failure, cardiac and metabolic problems, respiratory conditions, leukaemia, cancer, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy & neurological conditions. They are the only registered charity in Gloucestershire to provide this level of care in either the family home or at Kites Corner, the multi-sensory respite centre and gardens. There will be a retiring collection after the performance for those who wish to make a donation.

Sarah James, Head of Fundraising at the James Hopkins Trust said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Everyman Theatre’s charity. It is an excellent opportunity to increase our profile in the county whilst raising funds.”

She added: “ We have had so much fun pairing up with The Everyman Theatre. Christmas and pantomime season are all about the children, as is The James Hopkins Trust. It is fantastic to be able to be part of the magic”.

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Geoffrey Rowe, Chief Executive at the Everyman said: “Each year the Theatre chooses a charity to support throughout the Panto season and we’re delighted this year to be working with The James Hopkins Trust, which has helped thousands of local children and their families. It’s a lovely link too with our panto Sleeping Beauty and their Sleepover campaign. We’re hoping that lots of people will want to come along on November 29 in aid of the charity in their pyjamas and join in the fun.”

Sleeping Beauty stars Tweedy the Clown from Giffords Circus and runs at the Everyman Theatre from November 28 2014 until Sunday 11 January 2015. To book tickets, call 01242 572573.

For more about The James Hopkins Trust, visit: www.jameshopkinstrust.org.uk

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