Encore Theatre Company have been pleased to provide support to the following charities with monies raised each year from our Prize Draw and audience donations at our performances. Since 2011, ETC have raised almost £7500 for these charities.


This year's charity: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to their dedicated staff and volunteers – and vital donations – 36,000 lives have been transformed through a guide dog partnership since 1931.

Tel. 0118 983 5555 (Guide Dogs Head Office)
Registered Charity No: 209617


2022/23: The Clothing Bank

The Clothing Bank was established in January 2020 by Susan Bell and Sally Parkinson after they noticed a gap in the support chain for people who were accessing help to clothe themselves or their family after having to pay for their everyday living costs. The Clothing Bank community currently stands at over 51000 people who help by donating clothing an acting as volunteer drop-off points. This support has allowed them to supply quality clothing and new underwear to over 5000 people so far

Tel. 07949 591852 (Emergency support line)
Registered Charity No: 1198400




2019/20: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs to raise £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s helicopters maintained and in the air. The donations received go directly into the life saving service provided. However, as an independent Charity we rely on the generosity of those who support the service to continue to save lives across Yorkshire.

Tel. 01422 237900
Registered Charity No: 1084305

Amount raised by ETC: £1063




2018/19: Yorkshire Cancer Research

Every week in Yorkshire, 575 people are diagnosed with cancer. You are also more likely to get cancer and more likely to die from it than most other counties in England. We want to change this. Our goal is that by 2025, at least 2,000 more people in our region survive cancer every year.

Proceeds from Encore's fundraising will be donated to research projects at the Universities at Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, York, their associated teaching hospitals and the MRI Centre at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Amount raised by ETC: £1078




2017/18: Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is the only UK charity concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. Encore's support will help us achieve our vision of a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by a stroke get the much needed help and support they need.

Amount raised by ETC: £1109




2016/17: Bowel Cancer UK

Bowel Cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn't be. At Bowel Cancer UK, we are transforming what we do to become the UK's leading research and campaigning charity dedicated to stopping bowel cancer for good. We rely on the support of fundraisers such as Encore Theatre Company to do this.

Registered Charity No: 1071038

Amount raised by ETC: £1144




2015/16: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Bluebell Wood is one of only 53 children's hospices in the UK. They care for over 200 children and young people in their hospice and in the community from across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.

Their highly specialist care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs.

Amount raised by ETC: £916




2014/15: New Start

New Start is a registered charity which supports the programme of heart and lung transplantation at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, serving the north of England.

The charity seeks to support and enhance the NHS transplant unit by providing funds to accelerate the adoption of new procedures and funding of research which advances the technology surrounding transplantation.

Amount raised by ETC: £792




2013/14: Joseph Lillywhite's Journey

Joseph Lillywhite is a young local boy who is having frontline treatment for stage 4 neuroblastoma, supported by the Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK (NCCA UK).

The NCCA UK help families affected by this rare and aggressive childhood cancer.

Amount raised by ETC: £950



2013: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity dedicated to research into improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Monies were raised in the Autumn of 2013, when the Company staged a production of “Calendar Girls”.  The original Calendar Girls from the Yorkshire Women’s Institute group have now raised over £3 million for this charity.

Amount raised by ETC: £470



2012/13: Candlelighters

Established in 1976, Candlelighters is a charity formed and run by parents of children who have or have had cancer, ex-patients and the medical staff who treat them.

Based in Yorkshire, Candlelighters provides essential services and support to children with cancer and their families.

Amount raised by ETC: £720




2011/12: Martin House Children's Hospice

Martin House provides family led care for children with life shortening conditions.

It is a place where children, young people and their families can stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.

Amount raised by ETC: £255