Shakespeare North Playhouse teams up with Aid To All for Foodbank and Christmas Appeal

Fri 2 Dec, 2022

This December Shakespeare North Playhouse has set up a donation point for charity Aid To All as part of their Christmas and Food Bank Appeal.

The creative team behind A Christmas Carol visited the charity to gain insight into how the current cost of living crisis is impacting those most vulnerable in our society. Charities like Aid To All are crucial for giving necessary support to those struggling financially in our community, providing essential food, toiletries and household items donated by the general public. 

At Shakespeare North, we’re collecting for both Aid To All’s Food Bank Appeal and their Christmas Appeal. A list below for each collection can be seen as guidelines. 

If you’re coming along to the theatre or even passing by in the next few weeks, we would be incredibly grateful if you were able to donate to either of these appeals. Please visit the front desk on your visit for more information.

Food Bank Appeal

Non-perishable food items such as:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice

Toiletries such as:

  • Sanitary towels 
  • Tampons
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower gel
  • Shaving gel
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand wipes

Household items

  • Laundry liquid detergent
  • Laundry powder
  • Washing up liquid

Baby supplies

  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby food

Christmas Appeal

  • Pyjamas
  • Sweets/Biscuits selection boxes
  • Baby bath/ Baby Shampoo
  • Socks/ sports socks
  • Vests
  • Baby grows
  • Baby wipes
  • Activity toys
  • Bibs
  • Themed toys
  • Colouring/activity/notebooks
  • Crayons, paints, pencils
  • Hair bobbles
  • Lip gloss
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Hair gel
  • Bubble bath/ bath bombs
  • Toiletry sets
  • Deodorant
  • Speakers
  • Ear buds
  • Headphones
  • VR Sets
  • Gaming Headsets
  • Keyboards
  • T-Shirts
  • Vouchers for GAME or New Look
  • Vouchers for Nandos or McDonalds
  • Hats, Scarves and Gloves