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Celebration Dinner Million Pound

“Together for Cinematogether for better”

Honoured to support the most special cinemas for the most special people.



“It seems a very long time ago that the seeds of Together For Cinema were first sewn. A thought whilst watching a TV programme… a speculative phone call to Donna’s Dream House, followed by a long train journey and a meeting in Blackpool on May 18th, 2009. 15 years later, we gather at this Celebration Dinner as an industry united to make a difference in our community.

Over £1 million worth of cinema room installations into children’s hospices and other deserving care locations in the UK is one thing, and a wonderful achievement achieved. But what is amazing is how our industry has come together with the unified desire to create change for the better and collaborate for the common good. Egos, brands, status… all irrelevant, the only relevance is getting the job done and moving on to the next location to initiate change for the better.

The impact of what all of the Together For Cinema partners has made happen is huge and touches so many people every day. I thank you and congratulate you all in helping make Together For Cinema what it is today and for what we have achieved. Forty three memory making cinema rooms, as well as a host of other donated AV products has made such a positive difference.

Be it funding, product donations, installation skills, media exposure or any one of the numerous day to day pro bono donated skills needed to make Together For Cinema happen, I send heartfelt thanks to you all.

Enjoy your evening and onwards and upwards to the next £1 million worth of installations!


Together For Cinema, together for better… and long may this continue!” 3 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

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Tonight’s Programme

6.30pm Champagne Drinks Reception, Music From Tennessee Twin

7.45pm Dinner served

9.00pm Welcome video

9.20pm £1m Champagne Toast

9.25pm Introducing… Chesney Hawkes

9.40pm Comfort break

9.45pm We hear from 5 recipient venue’s:-

- Len Curtis, Founder, Donna’s Dream House, Blackpool

- Karen Edwards, CEO, Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley

- Mike Hey, Head of Fundraising & Marketing, White Lodge Centre, Chertsey

- Paul Farthing, Chief Executive, Shooting Star Chase, Hampton

- Andy Fletcher, Chief Executive, Together For Short Lives, Bristol

10.15pm Ian Morrish – a vote of thanks

10.20pm The Live Auction – 10 amazing lots to bid on!

10.50pm Chesney Hawkes to sing THE song with one lucky guest

11.05pm Tennessee Twin play and see the evening out

12.00pm MC takes the stage to close off proceedings

12.30am Bar closes

1.00am Carriages

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Pressed Ham Terrine Pea aioli, pickled English vegetables

Marinated Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella - Basil oil & balsamic glaze (V)

Main Course

Roast English Chicken Breast

Dauphinoise potato, baked carrot, seasonal green vegetables with merlot & thyme jus

Risotto - Pea, watercress risotto with parmesan & balsamic glaze (V)


Lotus Biscotti Cheesecake Toffee sauce, dried blackberries & popcorn

Followed by

Coffee & Epsom Mints

We hope all dietary requirements have been catered for, please ask your server if you have any concerns

Wine List


M. Chapoutier

‘Belleruche’ Côtes du Rhône 2021/22


La Baume

‘Cuvée Florence’ Piquepoul Sauvignon Blanc 2021/22, Languedoc


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The latest ‘disc version’ Playstation console.

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A custom uControl Remote and Control Processor From HDA

Combine all your remotes into one simple remote control for your TVs, music and lighting. Your custom colour, laser-engraved remote will be supplied, setup and installed by HDANYWHERE.

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The Epson EH-LS650B is a 4K Pro-UHD ultra-short-throw smart laser projector with Sound By YAMAHA and a display size of up to 120”.

Epson projectors have been installed into 60% of all the Together For Cinema cinema rooms.

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Donated by: One AV and Nucleus

Value: £3,900 Reserve: £1,500

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QMotion EMEA are proud to be a long standing supporter of Together for Cinema On this very special evening we would like to congratulate the Together For Cinema team, and all those involved, for donating over £1 million worth of cinema rooms to Children’s Hospices and other deserving venues

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The chance for you and 3 friends to meet, eat and compete with snooker legend Jimmy White, one of the most talented snooker players ever to pick up a cue, and his manager Kevin Kelly. Lunch with a few beers, then a few frames of snooker on Jimmy’s table at Jimmy’s club in Epsom. Also included will be a signed autobiography and other goodies.

Value: Priceless! Reserve: £1,000 (£250 each for 4 people)

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Wednesday July 3rd: Invitation to the Hitech Racing Team Event at Silverstone.

Thursday July 4th: ‘Walk the Silverstone race track’ with Martin Ellis, Hitech Team sponsor.

Friday July 5th: Full VIP pass at Silverstone for 2 guests. Qualifying day for the Formula 2 and Formula 3 races, and Free Practice for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, including paddock access! Full champagne hospitality for the day, ex-F1 guest speakers, grandstand seats, car parking etc…Also some other goodies and possibly some car body parts.

Donated by: Martin Ellis of Pulse-Eight and the Hitech Racing Team

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10. Sing With Chesney

A once in a lifetime opportunity tonight, to sing ‘The One and Only’ with our special guest, the one and only Chesney Hawkes!

…and we’ll also give you an ‘I am The One And Only’ T-shirt as well!

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A brief history of Together for Cinema

When Together for Cinema Founder, Ian Morrish, ‘stumbled’, into the AV industry in the early 1990s, little did he know that his journey would lead him to creating a good cause company that has now achieved an incredible £1 million worth of cinema room installations in children’s hospices and other equally important places that support poorly children and their families.

The idea first came about in March of 2009, when Ian was watching The Secret Millionaire television programme. It featured a holiday home for children with short lives and their families in Blackpool. So moved was he by the story, he wanted to do more than simply donate to the cause. He contacted the holiday home organisers to see if there was anything the AV industry at large could do to help.

Around 14 months later, Ian and his team had created a cinema room in one of the log cabins donated by The Secret Millionaire. Seeing the impact the room had, he contacted Together for Short Lives, a large UK charity with 54 children’s hospices under its umbrella. After several meetings and conversations, Together for Cinema was born and set a target to complete 25 cinema room installations by the end of 2020. That September, the goal was achieved, and to a value of over £500,000. 13 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

Congratulations to Together For Cinema

We recognise the power of music and cinema and its power to influence thoughts, feelings, behaviour and its many positive psychological benefits. Working with Together for Cinema and others to bring these amazingly creative installations into Hospice’s around the UK has been a privilege.

Congratulations from the whole team at Monitor Audio Group.

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Since then, with the help of Operational Partners, Installations Partners, Product Partners and Media Partners, Together for Cinema has achieved the incredible £1 million milestone.

In March 2021, Ian committed to running the company full time and the AV and associated industries started officially allocating grants to help fund the operation. Over 70 companies now allocate grant funding, and more can be given back to the community, and fundraising activities from intrepid AV colleagues puts some ‘icing on the cake’ of both existing and future projects.

The organisation now has Community Interest Company status and a board of directors to help Ian in his quest to continue the great work Together For Cinema does. There are now 42 cinema room installations delivered at an impressive ‘had they been paid for’ value of just over £1 million.

But by far the most gratifying part is the positive difference this coming together of the AV industry has made to the lives of so many children, their families, carers, and the people who work in these organisations in what are often very challenging circumstances. For that, we thank you! 15 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

Together for Cinema Timeline

March 2009 – Ian Morrish watched The Secret Millionaire, about a scrap metal merchant who visited Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool. The seeds are sewn.

February 2010 – TFC’s first cinema room opens at Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool.

December 2011 – Third cinema room opens at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester.

November 2011 – Cinema room two opens at Rachel House Children’s Hospice in Kinross, Scotland. January 2012 – Fourth and fifth cinema rooms open, industry momentum gathers.

October 2013 – Together For Cinema officially named and a target is set of 25 cinema rooms by 2020.

December 2016 – Our 16th Cinema room opens at Shooting Star Chase in Guildford.

September 2017 – Ian and TFC receive special recognition award from CEDIA EMEA at the Harry Potter Studios.

September 2020 – Target–hitting 25th cinema room opens at the White Lodge Centre in Chertsey, Surrey. TFC expected to draw to a close.

February 2020 – COVID hits.

Until now, not a penny had exchanged hands. All expenses, products and time had been donated by those involved in helping create the 25 cinema rooms. 16 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

March 2021 – Enough support funding agreed from 33 charitable partners to ‘give it a go’ for the rest of the year.

April 2021 – First industry funding payment arrives in the TFC account from Cinema Rooms Ltd.

December 2021 – There’s enough industry support generated from 48 charitable partners for 2022 for Ian to commit to a full time role to manage TFC.

May 2021 – ’Steering Committee formed including Wendy Griffiths, Melanie Malcolm, Alex Emson, Jeff Haywood and Stuart Tickle. Operational and Media Partner relationships agreed.

February 2022 – Chris Pinder runs the Marathon des Sables to raise funds for TFC. He gets an incredible £45,000 and secures our immediate future. Industry awareness of TFC improves dramatically.

December 2022 – 71 charitable partners secured to fund our activity in 2023.

January 2023 – Gasoline Media offer TFC pro bono PR and Marketing – industry awareness reaches new heights.

March 2023 – TFC becomes formalised trading entity with Community Interest Company (CIC) status. TFC Directors confirmed as Ian Morrish, Chris Pinder, Melanie Malcolm and Dave Parrett.

December 2023 – 73 charitable partners secures our activity in 2024.

43 cinema rooms now completed and donated to good causes.

May 2024 – £1m Celebration Dinner held at Epsom Downs Racecourse with almost 300 guests in attendance. 17 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication
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A few words… from our partners and vendors…

The overarching purpose of Together For Cinema is to make a difference to those that use the facilities the cinema rooms are installed in. Over the next pages, we hear from the partners and installers who made them possible, the venues themselves and their celebrity supports.

“Crestron products are used all over the world in some amazing applications, but one of the best applications I can think of is, even if only for a brief moment, putting a smile on a sick child’s face. Thank you Ian and the rest of the Together for Cinema team for all of the hard work you do to make that possible.”

Dan Feldstein, CEO, Crestron

“I think it’s amazing what TFC has achieved with the help of our industry, and it’s something all involved can be proud of. It’s such a simple idea, providing cinema/media spaces for those who could use the magic of cinema during tough times. May the good work of Together For Cinema continue and Webro will continue to support in any way we can.”

Shane Caswell, Webro

“Congratulations to Together for Cinema on this amazing milestone! Aldous Systems are proud to have been sponsors for many years, having a charity to support where we can see where the money goes, where the effort is spent, and the fantastic results, feels so much more personal to our team and our industry.”

Damien Winters, Managing Director, Aldous Systems (Europe) Ltd

“We’re so proud to be able to support Together For Cinema. It’s a wonderful initiative. It has been extremely moving seeing the positive impact these fantastic cinema installations are having on the day-to-day lives of so many. Every one of us within our organisation is extremely pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Rob Barford, CEO, Monitor Audio Group

“Having the opportunity to be involved as a Director and our company as an installer for Together for Cinema fills me with immense pride. It’s exceptionally rewarding to support such an incredible cause, knowing that our AV community’s efforts can truly make a special difference to someone’s life. Together, we’re not just providing entertainment; we’re delivering moments of joy, comfort, and lasting memories to those who need it most. That sense of purpose warms my heart, and I’m honoured to play a part in it all.”

Melanie Malcolm, Bespoke Home Cinemas 19 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication
Million Pound Celebration Dinner Publication Promoting the UK’s Premier Home Cinema Companies Congratulations, Together For Cinema, on reaching 1 million! We take pride in our support as a charitable partner and look forward to o ering installations to hospices and various good causes.

“It is an honour for me to support a charitable organisation like TFC. This organisation works tirelessly to support those who need help, care and attention. The sparkle in the eyes of the children who are able to enjoy a movie in a great home cinema is worth every penny and effort.”

Philipp Gude, CSO GUDE Systems

“When you get to meet the amazing children, families and carers at Together for Cinema venues, you realise that these are the people who are most deserving of nice things to enjoy. It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to provide much-needed escapism, comfort, joy and togetherness through the cinema rooms. They are the most very special cinema rooms in the world!”

Chris Pinder, HDANYWHERE & OneAV

“As an operational partner since 2011, it has been our privilege to play a small part in helping Together For Cinema install £1m worth of cinemas into children’s hospices. The pleasure the cinemas bring to patients, families and carers is a joy to see. Congratulations to all involved.”

Stuart Tickle, MD, AWE Europe

“We are thrilled to be a Gold Level Partner of Together For Cinema and fully support the charity in achieving its mission. The team aims to bring the cinema experience into children’s hospices and put a smile on the faces of these children, their families, and caregivers. Together For Cinema’s heartfelt endeavours resonate deeply with Meridian’s belief in delivering happiness through entertainment. We are honoured to stand behind the charity’s impactful work, bringing moments of escapism and connection to those who need it most.”

Katy Bradshaw, Global Marketing Director, Meridian Audio Ltd

“At Snap One we are delighted to support Together For Cinema. It’s not every day that our solutions make a difference to people’s lives to the extent that this charity allows it to, and it gives us great pride that we are able to come together as an industry to make it happen!”

Ella Umney, Senior Marketing Manager, EMEA, Snap One

“The We Are Beams project was an opportunity to do something special, that will undoubtedly be appreciated. It has been the most rewarding endeavour we’ve ever undertaken, and has been an absolute pleasure for us to be part of.”

Kevin Andrews, Managing Director, Ideaworks

“Majik House is a values-led business and, through our work, is committed to supporting organisations like Together For Cinema and others where people’s wellbeing can be improved, or their independence promoted through the introduction of smart home.”

Tim Burrow, Managing Director, Majik House

“Together for Cinema brings together the best of the CI industry for a common, selfless goal, and to be part of it is truly rewarding. Watching Ian and each installation team transform ordinary spaces into spectacular cinema rooms, and seeing the joy on the faces of each visitor is inspiring.”

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From our recipient venues…

The Space Centre: Preston, Lancashire

- Install completed November 2023

After experiencing a fantastic cinema already installed by Together for Cinema I contacted Ian to see if The Space Centre would be eligible. I was thrilled when he came to see us and agreed, and then to find it was going to be this year was amazing! The Cinema will be so beneficial to so many of Service Users who cannot access a mainstream cinema for a variety of reasons. Having our own cinema means our visitors can walk about in there, make noises, pause the film if necessary – anything they like to make their experience the best. The bookings are flooding in, and everybody loves it!

Jane Robinson, Manager, The Space Centre

We Are Beams: Hextable, Kent

- Install completed September 2023

Together for Cinema came our way through a mutual contactPeter Alloway from Invision was aware of the great work Beams were undertaking and following an initial scoping conversation with TFC it became clear that a home cinema type of installation would be achievable for us (and something we would never be able to afford ourselves!!). The project progressed super smoothly through the excellent Ideaworks. We have been absolutely blown away by their professionalism and friendliness and the finished product is quite simply superb.

Paul Kennedy, Deputy Head of Charity, We Are Beams

Acorns Children’s HospiceAcorns in the Black Country (Walsall)

- Initial install completed Jan 2012

- Upgrade completed September 2023

Having worked within Acorns for a relatively short time, I am overwhelmed by the both the generosity and professionalism of both Jooced and TFC. Together this team has delivered an incredible cinema experience for our children by bringing this to our Hospice. This has created an inclusive and accessible culture bringing us all together. On behalf of us all at Acorns…, THANK YOU!

Neil Patel, Facilities Manager, Acorns Children’s Hospice

Resources for Autism –Temple Fortune, North London

- Install completed July 2023

When Ian first contacted us about the possibility of installing a cinema room in our venue, I was not sure what to make of it. We had never been approached for a gift in kind of that nature. I remember looking at my team and we felt so excited about all the ways we could use this room and the difference it would make to our youth groups. Our new cinema room is a space where our beneficiaries can relax, enjoy a sensory experience of watching a movie with state-of-the-art technology. This is absolutely special and something we could not ever afford to do. Every part of this partnership has reminded us that there are people out there who are willing to support our cause in unique and innovative ways.

Dolyanna Mordochai, Chief Executive Officer, Resources For Autism 22 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

St Oswald’s Hospice: Gosforth, Newcastle

- Install completed November 2022

I first worked with Ian and Together For Cinema in 2012 when the cinema equipment was installed in the Children’s Services. It’s been a fantastic facility for us to have and has given so many children and their families so much fun and experiences together over the years since installation.

When the opportunity arose in 2021 for a possible additional installation, although their focus had been in Children’s Hospices, I asked if an installation of cinema equipment in our new Family Room on the Adult Inpatient unit could be considered.

Thanks to TFC and the generosity of the suppliers, manufacturers and the installation company, the project went ahead successfully and on target. We were able to have this facility available for our patients and their families in December 2022 – meaning they were able to share and make precious memories together in the last days of their lives and there have subsequently been so many memories and happy times since and more planned for the future. It is without doubt that this could not have been achieved without the generosity and teamwork of all those involved.

Jane Hamblin, Head of Facilities, St Oswald’s Hospice

Andy’s Children’s Hospice at St Andrew’s Hospice: Grimsby, Lancashire

- Install completed October 2022

We were so excited when we first heard about the cinemas being developed in Children’s Hospices, and our excitement only grew when we first met Ian, from Together for Cinema and Ben, from Sonic Vision. The image that they brought alive through their initial thoughts and ideas sounded too good to be true. We really couldn’t imagine the Estates Team workshop/storage room looking like a cinema, and we were totally blown away when we saw it for the first time. Wow, wow, wow!!

Michelle Rollinson, Chief Executive, St Andrews Hospice

Dougie Mac Children’s Hospice: Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire

- Install completed August 2022

‘We were so excited when we first heard from Ian with his generous offer to potentially build us a cinema room for the hospice. We were a little sceptical at first (though I really shouldn’t have been!) as it’s not every day you receive an offer of support like this!

Both TFC and Andy from Trusted Technology were totally committed to the project and have been incredibly generous in helping to create this magical space. The silver screen definitely arrived at the Dougie Mac!

Jane Jones, Head of Children and Young Adult Services at Dougie Mac Children’s Hospice

Julia’s House, Corfe Mullen, Dorset

- Install completed July 2022

The children have used it to come together and enjoy the full experience of the cinema in the Hospice with popcorn, pizza and full surround sound. They are able to enjoy the experience with no concerns about having the right seating or sound levels and we can make it a bespoke experience for all the children that are using the Hospice at a given time. Watching their excitement and joy has been a delight.

Heather Philpotts, Lead Nurse, Wiltshire 23 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

- Install completed June 2021

Many of our families cannot go to public cinemas because of their child’s condition and so miss out on this uniquely wonderful experience. That we can now bring the magic of the movies to them right here at the hospice means the world to all of us. This will give so many families the chance to make very special memories together. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.

Luen Thompson, CEO, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

White Lodge Centre, Chertsey, Surrey

- Install completed July 2020

Despite the cinema opening during the pandemic it was instantly well used. Our specialist children’s nursery has a booked slot once a week to watch Disney films in small numbers - I think it’s the children’s favourite activity. Our overnight short breaks unit come and use the room at weekends and our midweek young adults club use it to watch movies as well as special interest programmes on BBCiplayer and YouTube. The impact has been fantastic.

Mike Hey, Head of Fundraising and Marketing, White Lodge Centre

EACH Milton

- Install completed October 2019

The cinema is currently used on a regular basis by children who not only want to engage in a real cinematic experience, but by those who want to see their favourite programmes on the big screen. It is also a big hit with young people who like to game on the big screen, and there have been groups of teenagers who have used it as part of a movie night and had takeaway pizza donated alongside real homemade popcorn.

Mike Higgins, EACH Service Manager, East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH)

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Barnet, London

- Install completed October 2019

We have used the Together For Cinema equipment to show films and play games with many different children that come to The Ark for entertainment and fun, during what may be a very difficult time in their lives. Having a cinema room in the hospice is a wonderful way for our children to enjoy the films and games they love.

Robin Walton, Noah’s Ark Childen’s Hospice 24 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

Derian House Children’s Hospice, Chorley

- Install completed August 2019

The cinema at Derian House was unveiled as part of our millionpound refurbishment of the hospice in August 2019, and quickly became a firm favourite with our children. Since then, hundreds of families have enjoyed their very own movie nights (complete with hotdogs and popcorn!) secure in the knowledge that they can make memories together in a clean and safe environment.

David Robinson, Chief Executive, Derian House Children’s Hospice

The Woodlands, Crowthorne, Berkshire

- Install completed July 2018

At The Woodlands, the cinema room has been a fantastic addition to the services that we are able to offer. Many families have had the opportunity to use the big screen for making precious memories as they would not be able to access a normal cinema due to their child’s condition. It is such a special thing that we are able to offer for the children and families that we support.

Katie Cowie, Director of Care, Sebastians Action Trust

The Bluebells, North Waltham, Hampshire

- Install completed December 2017

The cinema room at The Bluebells is one of our most used facilities. Families staying at The Bluebells spend many hours of quality time together watching movies and having a friendly competition on the Wii. The cinema room is so very important as many of our children are immune compromised, which makes a trip to the cinema too dangerous for their health. Having a cinema room at the Bluebells means we can replicate this experience without any compromise to their health.

Katie Cowie, Director of Care, Sebastians Action Trust

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices –Christopher’s, Guildford, Surrey

- Install completed December 2016

Many of our families can’t go to the cinema together as they would have to do nursing tasks such as noisy suction or their child might be ventilated, and the noise of the machines would not be acceptable to others around them in a cinema. Now they can experience a cinema trip as a family.

Alex Rennie, Corporate Relationship Manager, Shooting Star Chase

Ty Hafan, Sully, Wales

- Install completed December 2013

Having access to the spacious cinema room has enabled us to facilitate group film shows, supporting young people to get together and benefit from emotional as well as social support. Many of the children using this resource rely on big wheelchairs, making cinema attendance tricky, but definitely limiting the ability to sit next to a friend and just hang out watching a movie together.

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From our celebrity supporters…

Chesney Hawkes, British Singer and Actor

“The cinema room at the White Lodge Centre in Chertsey has made such a positive difference.”

Charlotte Hawkins, Good Morning Britain Presenter and Patron of ellenor.

“It makes a huge difference, allowing families some escapism for a while.”

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, speaking about the cinema room at Rose Road.

“I am delighted to see the support that Together for Cinema has provided.”

Mike Bushell, BBC Breakfast sports presenter and patron of Sebastian’s Action Trust.

“What Together For Cinema has done helps ensure that lives, however short, can be lived to the full.”

Julie Hesmondhalgh, award-winning actor and proud patron of Reuben’s Retreat.

“The specially adapted equipment makes the cinema room an amazing asset.”

Ben Batt and Rebecca Atkinson, married British Actors, who met on the set of Shameless, patrons of Derian House Children’s Hospice.

“It immediately puts huge smiles on everyone’s faces.”

Lee Brennan, 911 star, singer, songwriter, dancer and actor, on attending the opening of the cinema room at Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

“Bringing the gift of cinema into the children’s safe and secure space will be appreciated by so many.”

Jeff Blackett, President of the Rugby Football Union, 2020-2022.

“What TFC has achieved is nothing short of astounding.”

Joanne Clifton, British Singer, actor and World Champion Ballroom dancer. Andy’s Childrens’ Hospice, Grimsby

“Gosh! I’m blown away! What a room!”

Dave Johns, British Stand-Up Comedian and star of the Fisherman’s Friends movies, who helped open the cinema room at St Oswald’s Hospice.

“I am so impressed by the quality and impact of the end result.” 27 Million Pound Celebration Dinner An Publication

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What the future holds

Of course, the future will see us continuing to install cinema rooms in worthy venues around the country. That is, and always will be, our primary goal.

The second half of this year will also see us moving forward with our repurposing initiative to take discontinued or legacy AV products and find homes for them in good causes, rather than see them going into landfill. February 2025 is expected to see the ‘soft’ launch for Together For Cinema’s AV Industry Product Re-Purposing Programme.

The following month, a Three Year Succession Plan will be discussed to ensure the organisation’s future is secure, along with the feasibility for a second full time member of staff.

In May 2025, we expect to hit 50 cinema rooms, and winter 2027 is our target time to hit our second million pounds worth of good cause cinema room installations.

We’re looking forward with hope that our £2m Celebration Dinner will be held at Epsom Downs Racecourse in May 2028, with even more guests in attendance.

And finally, for now, December 2032 is the target date to hit 100 donated cinema rooms to good causes.

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