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Singers at The Opera House hit the high notes for kids with cancer

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Singers at The Opera House hit the high notes for kids with cancer
Article date: 01 Mar 2009

J D Wetherspoon’s Opera House saw a rare production of Handel’s Tamerlano last week, with Thursday’s charity night for CLIC Sargent filling the venue with opera fans

The Opera by Definition cast lent its support to J D Wetherspoon’s long-standing charity partner, CLIC Sargent, the UK’s children’s cancer charity. The charity night briefly informed the audience of the valuable work which CLIC Sargent does in supporting children and young people diagnosed with cancer – and their families.

Opera enthusiasts gave generously to raise more than £250 for the charity which relies solely on public donations to provide its specialist services.

“J D Wetherspoon has been a long-standing partner of the charity – and we would specifically like to thank the staff of The Opera House and Opera by Definition for hosting this special charity night for CLIC Sargent.

“It was a fantastic performance and great to be able to share briefly with the audience what CLIC Sargent is all about,” says Amanda Chatterton, CLIC Sargent’s corporate account manager for J D Wetherspoon.

J D Wetherspoon has been a charity partner to CLIC Sargent for more than six years and has raised more than £2.4 million for the charity to date, through the efforts of staff and managers across its pub chain. It is the largest and longest-running corporate partner of the charity which supports children and young people with cancer.

The pub’s manager, Jane Read, said: “Thursday’s charity night is just one of many fund-raising events which J D Wetherspoon staff have put on for CLIC Sargent. We are proud of our association with CLIC Sargent – and the company-wide fund-raising events highlight our commitment to raising as much money as possible for the charity.”

For more information about CLIC Sargent: www.clicsargent.org.uk

You can also call the Child Cancer Helpline: 0800 194 0068

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