Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres announce a new official partnership with War Child; the first time the charity has made an official partnership with a theatre company.
War Child UK is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict. For more than two decades it has been driven by a single goal – for no child’s life to be torn apart by war. War Child works with partners to deliver vital, life-saving work in 16 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America.
War Child has a long association with the music and live entertainment industry. For decades, it has worked with artists, labels and the music industry to release records and put on unforgettable shows for over 30 years.
Madeleine Lloyd Webber said: “War Child is a truly inspirational organisation. As we approach Christmas, we are reminded, as we have been too many times in recent years, of the impact of war on children. Andrew and I will remember the image from earlier this year of a little girl singing a song from her favourite musical from a bomb shelter in Kyiv for a very long time. We are delighted to be doing all we can to support War Child, using the power of music and live entertainment to raise awareness and funds for this critical cause.”
Jules Arnott, LW Theatres Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are very excited to launch this new partnership with War Child. LW Theatres lives by our mission to create and share extraordinary experiences. This is brought into sharp relief when we think of children in conflict zones who are deprived of the magical moments we see in our theatres every day. To be working with War Child as they seek to secure a safe future for children living through war is very important to us all. We look forward to a long, fruitful and creative partnership, through which we are determined to help make a significant difference.”
Yvette Leavy, War Child Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships said “We are thrilled that LW Theatres have chosen to support us in this way. Their energy and innovative approach to finding special and exciting ways to fundraise for us will undoubtedly go such a long way in helping us achieve our mission as a charity, to help thousands of children living in conflict around the world”
While elements of the partnership are yet to be announced, LW Theatres will support War Child with concert venues at The London Palladium and across LW Theatres’ six West End venues. Audiences can expect to see A-list talent in both large and intimate settings across the LW estate, similar to War Child’s Bastille Reorchestrated at The London Palladium in 2020 for BRITs week.
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