Give a magical seasonal story this Christmas
Thanks to the generous support for our campaign we were able to distribute 1,700 Igloo storybooks to children and their families in our local community before Christmas.
Christmas is a time for stories and a time for giving. Stories spark children’s imaginations and transport them to other worlds, bringing families together in moments of shared joy. Each winter we share our Travelling Light Christmas production with children, through free theatre trips and community performances. But in December 2020, due to Covid-19, we were unable to invite audiences to see performances, and we knew that digital deprivation meant not everyone could watch a show online.
That’s why we worked with designer Edwina Bridgeman to create an illustrated storybook, inspired by our winter show, Igloo, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic.
Thanks to the generous support for this campaign we raised £2,700, enabling us to offer this special gift to 1,700 children and their families in our local community. We worked with 17 distribution partners, including our local children's centres, foodbanks and nurseries.
To find out more about the inspiration for the book and the campaign, read our story.
With thanks to National Lottery's Awards for All and local businesses Vanguard Self Storage and Doveton Press for their support of this campaign, and to all our generous individual donors.