Quiz Night – 19 March

Back by popular demand, we’re holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 19 March at Equal People. As always there’ll be a prize for the winners, and lots of fun for all! Tickets are £6 per adult, and you can create your own team of up to 6, but we’ll create teams on the night for those coming in smaller groups or alone. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, and come prepared for a fun night with friends.

QuizCall 01268 906470 to book, or for more information, or speak to us on reception.

Charity Chinese Night – Monday 13 July

East Restaurant logoWith all the excitement of the show, we’ve not made much fuss of Penni’s upcoming birthday and our Charity Chinese Night, but it’s not too late to reserve your place!

A mere £15 will get you an “all you can eat” buffet at East in Southend (http://www.east-restaurants.co.uk/), with great company! We’ll meet there at 7.30pm and although we’ll also be celebrating Penni’s birthday there is a strict “no present” policy. You’re welcome to make a donation to Equal People PA, but there is absolutely no obligation.

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The Fundraising Team work tirelessly throughout the year arranging various events and activities, but we’d love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved, whether on a regular basis or just to help with a single event!


Super Hero Run: 3 weeks to go

Emal-Superhero Logo - 82250With just three weeks to go to the SuperHero Run in Regents Park, here’s the lowdown on all you need to know, whether you’re running or cheering on!

Not yet registered to run

  • Time is running out, register here today!
  • Enter your name and contact info on the first screen;
  • Pay your £22 registration deposit online on the next.
  • Signup for a free fundraiser page also if you want to,
  • or you can give out one of the generic links below.

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  • There’s no excuses: come and cheer the runners on;
  • Feel bad you’re not running? Sponsor instead!  🙂

On the day

  • Be at Regents Park by 10.30am on 18 May;
  • We hope to have a big MTC/EP banner/sail up
    (we’ll probably be with  The Maypole Project);
  • Problems? Lost? Call Steve on 07550 089918.


Superheroes wanted

Emal-Superhero Logo - 82250Just a reminder: we still have places available…

The Doitforcharity.com Superhero Run will take place in London’s Regent Park on Sunday 18 May 2014 and we have 25 places. Registration costs £22, which covers the administrative costs and your very own Super Hero Costume.

We’ll give you all the support and encouragement you need, and will be arranging for people to be there cheering you on. Samuel ran the 5k Santa Run in December, and came back to persuade Mushroom/Equal People to get in on the act too!  If he can do it… ;-)

Emal-photo superhero 1 - 82250If you want to know more, speak to Steve (or Samuel) via the form on the Contact Page, or on 07550 089918.

If you want in, then go ahead and register here. You’ll be asked to pay £22 to doitforcharity to secure the place, but if necessary this can be taken from the sponsor money you raise, and the £22 will come to the Charity in due course.  Although they suggest a minimum sponsorship of £100 we aren’t enforcing this.

Can you help….?

Five weeks ’til showtime, eek!
(update – only 2 now, extra eek!)

Our Celebrate show is a really special event for us, celebrating ten fantastic years, and many great achievements. We want to make the show accessible to as many people as possible – physically and financially – and also use it as an opportunity to continue raising funds towards our vision of an accessible performing arts venue in the area.

To that end, there are a number of ways that individuals and local businesses can get involved in supporting us as we Celebrate!

Raffle Prizes

We’ll be holding a raffle at each of the shows, and also at our Curry Night. If you are able to donate a prize or two that would be great. It could be a physical item – maybe even an unwanted Christmas present – or a service… maybe you run a salon and can donate a manicure, a gardener may offer an hour’s work…. you get the idea?

Advertising and Sponsorship

We have a number of opportunities for local businesses and organisations to advertise in the show programme from just £10, or even to sponsor a show or our VIP Charity Reception. Show sponsors would have an opportunity to promote themselves at the show, receive free tickets, be promoted in our programme at all shows, and also be promoted through our Social Media channels, and those of the company that is organising the sponsorship for us.  Advertising starts at just £10 for a box ad or £50 for a full-size ad. Show sponsorship is £500 and could be classed as advertising/marketing or charitable donation if the accountants ask.

Match Funding

We have many other fundraising plans for 2014, some of which we have secured match-funding for from local and national businesses. If you work for a Company that offers charity match funding we’d love to hear from you!

Building work…

Finally we have some much-needed building work to commission, which will enable us to expand what we currently offer to local children and young people, in particular those who are disabled or have additional needs. To that end we’re also keen to hear from any builders or tradesmen who may be able to offer services or materials to the Charity.

If you’d like to help, want more information or have any suggestions that may help us achieve the next step of the journey please share them through the contact form below. Many thanks!

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Alternatively, add a comment below or speak to one of the Team.