As part of our ongoing charity partnership with the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF), the Knight Knox team have come together to raise enough money for 40 underprivileged children to attend a showing of Peter Pan at the theatre this Christmas.
Founded in 2010 by Commonwealth gold medallist Diane Modahl MBE and her Olympic athletic coach husband Vicente Modahl, the DMSF has changed the lives of thousands of young people in Manchester, and in March 2022 Knight Knox launched a partnership with the charity to support their ongoing efforts to help young people from disadvantaged areas across the North West, enabling them to make the most of themselves in sport, school and life.
Through a mix of fundraising activities and corporate donations, the Knight Knox team came together in aid of the DMSF to raise funds for the tickets and for the children to enjoy treats in the interval. Managing Director, Andy Phillips, had this to say regarding the funds raised;
“Pantomimes are such an English institution and we all have fond memories of going to see them when we were younger. That there are children today who have never been to and enjoyed the magic and excitement of a pantomime is something that I know has touched everyone’s heartstrings here at Knight Knox.
The entire team have been fundraising over the festive period so that the children can enjoy this experience, and we are delighted to have been able to make this happen.”
This fundraising effort follows events such as the Knight Knox charity sports day and the DMSF careers event as part of the charity partnership in which Knight Knox and DMSF came together to help those in need.
Being able to send 40 underprivileged children to the theatre this Christmas is a great way to bring our first year as charity partners to a close, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!
The event was a huge success, with Rebekah Wilson-Gill, the DMSF’s Chief Operating Officer commenting;
“Thank you for the opportunity to take our young people to Manchester Opera House to see Peter Pan. It was the very first time attending the theatre for 30 out of the 40 who attended. We laughed, ate sweets, snacks and ice cream and were able to give our kids a brilliant afternoon. Many parents were so grateful for the experience for their children and it wouldn’t have happened without your support.”
If you would like to read more about the fantastic work the charity does, please visit their website www.dmsf.org.uk.