SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
ENGLISH TOURING OPERA SHACKLETON SPECIAL - PLEASE DONATE VIA "THE BIG GIVE"
English Touring Opera have officially announced that their opera for children in Spring 2015 will be 'Shackleton's Cat'. It will be a retelling (with some licence) of the great story of the James Caird and the rescue of the men on Elephant Island.
There is a competitive element: different companies challenge one another for funds. It is important to donate as early as possible during the day: from 10 a.m. THURSDAY 4, FRIDAY 5, SATURDAY 6. (Later in the day is possible, but each day's 'doubling' funds are finite.)
It is hoped James Caird Society members or Shackleton enthusiasts may want to give them a small helping hand. Every little counts, even a few pounds.
Their official press release states: 'As part of the fundraising for Shackleton's Cat, ETO is participating in "The Big Give" Christmas Challenge. As you may know, this scheme provides match-funding for projects as a way of raising money for charities.'
From 10 a.m. on Thursday 4 December, 'donations made via "The Big Give" website towards Shackleton's Cat can be doubled, so for a donation of £20, Shackleton's Cat would receive £40 (or £45 with Gift Aid!). Any donation, from £5 to £5,000, can be matched.'
Further information, if required, from : David Burgess, English Touring Opera. 020 7833 2555. englishtouringopera.org.uk facebook/englishtouringopera
WINNER 2014 Olivier Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Opera