Barretts uses panto to help homelessness

A charity performance of Cinderella raised £5,780

Panto season is being used as an opportunity to tackle homelessness – thanks to Barretts of Kent.

The Canterbury-based car dealer hired out The Marlowe Theatre for a special one-off performance of Cinderella. Ticket sales were split between several charities including Porchlight.

“It’s great to see panto season, which is already loved by so many, being used to bring more positivity to the community,” says Kate Boulding, Porchlight’s corporate partnerships manager.

“We’re really grateful to Barrett’s for including us in this excellent initiative once again. Winter is a dangerous time for people who are homeless and this generous donation will help us continue to offer them life-changing support.”

Barretts has been using the panto charity performance to raise money for good causes since 2014. Company owner Paul Barrett is a close supporter and one of Porchilght’s patrons.