The Make A Difference Trust has launched a new fundraising initiative, reviving and repurposing their Emergency Fund in order to support those in the theatre community suffering hardship because of the Coronavirus crisis.
To support the Emergency Assistance Fund, 23 West End actresses who have played Elphaba or Glinda in the multi-award-winning smash-hit musical Wicked have joined together to perform a stunning rendition of the show’s ‘For Good’. The track will be released on social media on Wednesday 13 May to support the Make a Difference Trust with a donation request at the end of the video.
The video can be viewed and downloaded here and will also be available on the MAD website: http://www.madtrust.org.uk
From their own homes, current and former WICKED cast members have recorded this very special version. The Witches are: Gina Beck, Helen Dallimore, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Ashleigh Gray, Emma Hatton, Jacqueline Hughes, Alexia Khadime, Suzie Mathers, Natalie McQueen, Rosa O’Reilly, Michelle Pentecost, Laura Pick, Dianne Pilkington, Amy Ross, Savannah Stevenson, Emily Tierney, Rachel Tucker, Willemijn Verkaik, Lisa-Anne Wood and Helen Woolf.
The Make A Difference Trust grew from the UK theatre industry’s response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, originating as ‘Theatrecares’ in 1990. The charity has grown and now raises hundreds of thousands of pounds each year producing various annual events and appeals including West End Bares, West End Eurovision, A West End Christmas, A MAD Drag Night and the annual World AIDS theatre bucket collection appeal.
To donate or apply visit: www.madtrust.org.uk