De Montfort Hall’s pantomime audience members have raised more than £4,000 for a local carers’ charity.

More than 30,000 people attended performances of De Montfort Hall’s pantomime over the Christmas period and donated a total of £4017.83 for The Carers Centre.

Visitors were invited to give whatever they could afford via bucket collections at the end of each performance of Beauty and the Beast.

The Carers Centre is a Leicestershire-based charity dedicated to supporting family carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who look after people with different needs.

The charity helps over 3,000 carers every year, offering free practical and emotional support, enabling carers to cope with their home situations more easily.

Babs Marson, a representative of the charity and a carer herself said “There are over 105,000 family carers in Leicestershire and we rely heavily on charitable donations to continue to offer the level of support we currently offer carers. We are overwhelmed with the generosity shown by De Montfort Hall customers and hope that we’ve raised awareness of the charity too.”

Antony Flint, De Montfort Hall general manager, said “The amount raised is fantastic and we’d like to say a big thank you to each and every individual that generously donated. This is the first time that we’ve chosen a dedicated local charity to support throughout our pantomime season and we will be looking to revive this during Peter Pan, December 2018.”

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