FOST News The latest from The Friends...
Today (7th August 2021), at the first Coffee, Cake & Chat for some time, the FOST Chairman; Mrs Janet Wardle presented the Shanklin Green Towns and Theatre Volunteers Group with their well deserved certificate and trophy for coming joint first (with Friends of Shanklin Theatre) in the Schools, Churches, Youth Clubs & Community Gardens category of the Shanklin in Bloom competition 2021.
We're delighted to confirm that Co-op members have raised a total of £3,125.51 for Shanklin Theatre during 2019-2020. When you buy selected Co-op products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes into your membership account. The Co-op will split the same between like-minded organisations and local causes.
Our walkers: Doreen Sheath & Sue - Sarah Bucher-Jones - Jacqui Robertson - Sammantha Cave - Michael Beston - Heather Whitchurch – Jane Robert - Matt Day - Eddy Parsons – Peter Tuppen.
Thanks to the tremendous support of the members of the Friends of Shanklin Theatre, Theatre supporters plus friends and family of the walkers, the money raised has reached over £2300.
The money raised from this event will go towards buying foggers to sanitise the auditorium and backstage, refurbishing the perished Green Room floor and posting the printed quarterly newsletter to members who do not have email.
Thank you again to everyone that helped and contributed towards the Fundraising Walk.
Your membership with the Co-op has helped us make a real difference through the Co-op Causes Initiative. But this year our theatre needs your help more than ever. Our friends at the Co-op are changing the membership to give back even more – doubling the amount they give to communities when members choose Co op, whilst also providing even more personal value for you.
We feel that the team at the Landguard Road Co-op, led by Julie and Simon deserves a big 'Thumbs Up' for their continuing support of Shanklin Theatre through the Co-op Causes Community funding initiative. The Co-op Team are always smiling, attentive and happy to serve us throughout the current unstable and uncertain situation.
Michael Portillo, the former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2000-2001 and Conservative politician is now a journalist and broadcaster. Mr Portillo was invited to cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the theatres refurbished bar before going on stage to present his show to a sold out theatre audience – Life: ‘A Game of Two Halves’.
You will be pleased to know that the Friends of Shanklin Theatre, after submitting their 2019 Community Action Awards application, had been shortlisted in the ‘Arts and Heritage category’.
On the 14th May, we presented all the good work carried out by our volunteers over the last year to the CAA Judges.
Many thanks to everyone that came down and supported us at the 2018 Shanklin Main Carnival on Wednesday 1st August, the Friends had a great time handing out flyers and information on all our up-coming shows and events. They also collected much needed funds that will ensure Shanklin has a Carnival for 2019!
On the 21st July 2018, The Friends of Shanklin Theatre were presented with a cheque for £180.00 from the manager at the Co-op store in Landguard Road. Back in June this year, the Friends helped raise money for the Local Co-op Causes Initiative. Between the three causes over a period of seven days – Daisy Chains IW Children’s Charity – Rylstone Chalet Restoration and the Friends of Shanklin Theatre Window Restoration we managed to raise a magnificent £540.00!
On the 23rd June 2018, The Friends of Shanklin Theatre helped raise money for the Local Co-op Causes Initiative at the Landguard Road store. All the money raised on the day was divided and donated to all three local causes: Daisy Chains IW Children’s Charity, Rylstone Chalet Restoration and the Friends of Shanklin Theatre to help restore and replace the listed historic windows.
11th June 2018, Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust Secretary Anthony Wood today announced that it has received the 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
Shanklin Theatre 10 Year Celebration Tuesday 2nd October – 7.30pm Shanklin Theatre celebrates 10 years of saving the theatre from closure with a special celebration variety show. At this non-profit show: Receive a free souvenir programme in addition to other souvenirs to take home. Watch a number of island acts perform – both professional and …
A new role of volunteer co-ordinator has now been filled by Neil Hedges who is now on the FOST committee.
As you know Neil’s role was mainly focussed on recruitment of new volunteers, issuing car park passes and more recently issuing ID badges. Neil will now take on all the communication relating specifically to volunteers as well as recording attendance to training sessions.