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Beauty and the Beast macrobert Christmas Appeal

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Christmas is magical for most children, but many families are facing a tough time this year. We know of families who are battling illness, children who are the main carers in their homes and children who cope with the challenges of disability - every day. We know families who have to make difficult choices to make ends meet, particularly at Christmas time. This year macrobert is joining forces with businesses and generous people across the Forth Valley area so that families, who need a break, will be able to enjoy an outing to Beauty and the Beast at macrobert arts centre and have a wonderful time at the Panto! Charities like Strathcarron Hospice, W.I.S.H., and Aberlour Trust will distribute donated and sponsored tickets to the families most in need of a break. For some children, it will be the first time they go to the pantomime with their family. For some it may be the only time. Beauty and the Beast tickets will be spread across several performances so that families can join in unobtrusively. Every child will receive an autographed cast photograph and enjoy a complimentary ice cream at the interval. £30 £60 £120 £300 £600

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you will help a child to take a special person to the panto this Christmas a family of four will have a magical time together 8 children, or 2 families will share some festive fun 20 children or 5 families will enjoy a fabulous time at the panto 10 families of four will have memories to share You could help children like these*: Sam is 12 and has complex learning and physical disabilities and health problems. He is often lonely and anxious. His sister Sarah, 17, helps to look after Sam instead of spending time with her friends or doing her own activities. Jessica is known as a ‘Butterfly’ child. Her skin blisters and tears and open wounds are painful. She has a condition called Epidermdysis Bullosa (EB). Her Mum says she seldom complains and is ‘always smiling’. *Sam, Sarah and Jessica all came to the Panto last year thanks to the generosity of people like you.

‘Breathless with laughter’**** The Herald - Cinderella 2012

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How can I, or my company help? You can make a donation - either as a company, or as an individual. You will be acknowledged on the macrobert website, in the Pantomime brochure and on the macobert digital foyer screens. Or you or your company could sponsor families and you will additionally receive free tickets. Once you have decided how to support the Appeal, please just complete the form and return to macrobert. Tax relief on donations: Your company could claim tax relief on a donation. If you donate as an individual, macrobert may be able to claim 25% in Gift Aid, making your gift go even further and you may also be able to claim tax relief if you are a higher rate tax payer.

Benefits for you Gold: £600 +VAT - You will give 40 children, or 10 families a wonderful time at the Panto You will receive10 free tickets to Beauty and the Beast, acknowledgement on our website, in the souvenir pantomime programme, and on digital screens in the macrobert foyer. Silver: £300 + VAT - You will give 20 children or 5 families the chance to go to the Panto You will receive 5 free tickets, acknowledgement on our website, in the souvenir Beauty and the Beast programme and on digital screens. Bronze: £120 + VAT - You will give 8 children, or two families, a fabulous time out together You will receive 2 free tickets, acknowledgement on our website and on digital screens. Supporter: £60 + VAT - 1 family will go to the Pantomime, perhaps for the first time You will receive 1 free ticket, and your support will be acknowledged on the macrobert website and on digital screens.

About macrobert macrobert is a registered charity. It is the regional arts centre for Stirling and the Forth Valley and a vibrant cultural hub for Scotland. macrobert nurtures artists, fosters new work in multiple art forms and is a catalyst for creative collaborations. Our award-winning productions - for and with children and young people - perform by invitation at festivals and leading theatres in the UK and abroad. 200,000 people enjoy macrobert events every year; over 10,000 more participate in classes, education and outreach programmes in schools and in the community. macrobert inspires over 200 children and young people every week through a programme of in-house and community based arts activities. The diversity of macrobert’s programme is unrivalled in Scotland; it includes drama, dance, music, opera, comedy, film, art and research. Located within the University of Stirling campus, macrobert also builds connections between the arts and academic and research practice. For more information contact Helen Doherty at the Development Office on telephone 01786 467152 or helen.doherty@macrobert.org


I wish to help children and families who need a break to go to the Pantomime this Christmas. You can return this form to macrobert, or donate online www.justgiving.com/macrobertartscentreltd

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GIFT AID - FOR INDIVIDUAL DONORS ONLY PLEASE TICK. PLEASE TREAT ALL GIFTS MADE TODAY TO MACROBERT AND IN THE FUTURE AS GIFT AID DONATIONS Your support could be worth even more if you are a UK tax payer. It does not cost you anything more, and could mean an extra 25p for each pound you give. Imagine the difference that could make. To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for the current tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. Please notify macrobert if you wish to cancel this declaration; change your name or home address; or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. I wish to pay by debit/ credit card: Please debit my credit/ debit card: Your name(s) as it appears on the card

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PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM to macrobert Christmas Appeal, macrobert, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA. For more information contact the Development Office on 01786 466666 or go to www.macrobert.org


Stirling Credit Union is delighted to be this year’s main sponsor of the macrobert Christmas Appeal. Stirling Credit Union is your local credit union. It covers people who live or work in Stirling District, Clackmannanshire and parts of Lanarkshire and reaches a similar population to that covered by the macrobert Christmas Appeal. An ideal match. The ethos of the credit union movement is to promote the financial wellbeing of its members by offering accessible savings and loan facilities and sharing profits amongst its members. Credit Unions are owned by their members who all have a say in how their credit union is run. They offer a real alternative to high street banks and allow people, who may otherwise be excluded from traditional banks, to save and borrow at reasonable rates. They are also an alternative to payday lenders. For more information about joining Stirling Credit Union take a look at our website: www.stirlingcreditunion.co.uk or e-mail us at info@stirlingcreditunion.co.uk. If you are a local employer and want to consider setting up a pay deduction scheme for your employees to save with Stirling Credit Union, that can be arranged.

Find us University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA macrobert is situated at the heart of the University of Stirling’s beautiful campus. There is parking on the campus. Frequent buses from Stirling town centre and the train station drop you right at our door. For all public transport options call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.travelinescotland.com

macrobert is a registered charity, number SC039546 macrobert | University of Stirling, FK9 4LA | www.macrobert.org


Beauty & The Beast Christmas Appeal 2013