Barr Financial and Clarity Copiers are the first two local businesses to make a direct and charitable donation to North Devon Theatres’, rewarding themselves the new ‘Business Donor’ title.
Business Donors of NDTT are associates who have decided to make a one off donation of £500 or more without expecting anything in return, they quite simply wish to support North Devon Theatres and ‘do good’ by giving something back to the community.
Doing Good Business – By Doing Good! L-R Ben Parry (Barr Financial); Alan Dodd (North Devon Theatres); Paul O'Brien (Clarity Copiers)
Paul O’Brien from Clarity Copiers said “Having had an office in Barnstaple for 30 years, Clarity have always been impressed with how inclusive North Devon Theatres are to the community as a whole. There is always something in their programme to interest most people. In particular the range of activities and events to encourage local youngsters and support local Schools is to be applauded. We are very pleased to offer our support to such a worthy charity and would encourage other local businesses to also consider getting involved”
Director Alan Dodd said “It’s fantastic to have such generous philanthropic support from local businesses at a time when our charity really needs it and great to know that they recognise the uplifting impact our theatres have on our community, making a real difference to people of all ages.”
Ben Parry from Barr Financial said "I had no idea of the amount and extent of the work that goes on here and how exciting it is. I feel that we are living in a time when it doesn’t hurt to encourage people of all ages to get out of the house and try something new and it’s all here, for the young, the old and everyone in between. Barr Financial are supporting the NDTT because it’s evident to us just how important the organisation is for the local community".
Development Manager Jo Griffiths explains, "We are proud of the positive contribution our theatres make to the lives of people in North Devon. By making a donation, your support will go directly towards our charitable aims, bringing the best possible theatrical productions and providing a range of artistic and educational experiences for local people to enjoy".
As a gesture of recognition and appreciation the Donors do benefit from some advantages. Their company logo will get printed in the seasonal brochure which gets sent out 3 times a year. As well as this, logos and messages of support will be included in various programmes throughout the year. Each business will be offered the opportunity to express why they made the decision to become a donor via an entry on Enews. These are just a few ways NDTT will acknowledge the donor gesture.
If you or your business is interested in supporting North Devon Theatres’ by becoming a business Donor or if you would like more information then please feel free to contact Development Manager Jo Griffiths, [email protected] 01271 334678.
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