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Leading Players launch fundraising campaign

By MIG2-Nuneaton News  |  Posted: March 01, 2013

By RYAN MERRIMAN

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A THEATRICAL group has launched its fundraising campaign for 2013.

Leading Players, the talented troupe of actors with learning disabilities, are urging the public to support them.

The group, which is based at the Owen Street Community Arts Centre in Atherstone, but has actors from the Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire area, is delighted after it was selected as the charity of Sleaford-based company CUBIC APPLE.

The company has offices in Atherstone and is actively supporting the group to plan a year of innovative fundraising activities.

The enterprising performers have already raised more than £1,000 via the Localgiving ‘Grow Your Own Tenner’ Campaign and are thanking family, friends and local businesses, including Cubic Apple, for their generous support.

Local businessman, Brian Henney managing director of Cubic Apple, said: “Cubic Apple are very impressed by the sheer talent, passion and commitment displayed by this friendly group and it gives us great pleasure to be able to help them with their fundraising activities in 2013.

“We have an action packed year of fundraising events planned to include Pub Quizzes, Race Evenings, Prize Bingo and Sponsored activities; one being ‘Walk the Roman Road’ that will take place in the Summer in true Leading Players style!

“So keep a look out in the local press or go to www.cubicapple.co.uk for news of our fundraising activities and events please do come along!”

Localgiving are launching a new initiative called ‘Spring for a Year’ on Tuesday, March 5 which is designed to encourage supporters to donate monthly.

When a supporter signs up to monthly giving, Localgiving will match donations up to £10 per month for a whole year.

Anyone who would like to support the Leading Players can sign up to the ‘Spring for a Year’ initiative or just wish to make a donation can do so online by visiting https://localgiving.com/charity/leadingplayers

Those who would like to find out more about the Leading Players or join them should visit www.leadingplayers.co.uk or contact Dawn on 07779 157 665.

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