The Apollo Theatre is joining the British Heart Foundation in its fight for every heartbeat.
A music hall and variety show entitled ‘The Good Old Days’ will be taking place at the Apollo on 24, 25 & 26 February (matinee on the 26th) in memory of former Apollo Theatre member Alain Smith, to raise money for life-saving research. The show, featuring local performers and a programme of songs, sketches and variety acts, will help support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) research into heart disease.
The show’s director, Helen Clinton Pacey, said “We wanted to get involved to remember Alain, who sadly passed away after a sudden heart attack last year. He was involved in a great many shows at the Apollo and so it felt right to do something in his honour. It’s been wonderful to see so many of Alain’s friends come forward to take part, and great fun to organise. It promises to be a great show for all involved.”
Tickets can be bought from the Apollo Theatre, price £10, and 50% of each ticket sold will go to the BHF, helping them to fund the research that is so urgently needed to fight heart disease.
Heart and circulatory disease is responsible for around 155,000 UK deaths each year – around one every three minutes. Through the public’s generosity, the BHF will fund half a billion pounds of new research over the next five years which will be central to discovering vital treatments for people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Gemma Hodgkiss, BHF Fundraising Manager for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight said: “We never cease to be amazed by the extraordinary ways people like Helen fundraise for the BHF. Every contribution, big or small, plays a crucial part in every breakthrough we make so we are incredibly grateful for their support. But we urgently need more people to join our fight for every heartbeat and help power our life saving research. That’s why we’re calling on everyone across the UK to organise their own event to help support our vital work.” For more information about the show, and to book, please vist the ticket booking page.
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