Charities Benefit From Law Firm’s Panto Treat

Irwin Mitchell donates panto tickets to charities

16.12.2008

Dozens of youngsters flew off to Neverland thanks to a donation by a Yorkshire law firm.

The Leeds office of Irwin Mitchell gave 50 tickets to four charities for children to enjoy the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Christmas pantomime Peter Pan.

The firm, which has more than 270 staff based at its office in Wellington Place, hosted a party for the lucky youngsters ahead of the performance where they were entertained with music, magic and balloons.

As part of the festive treat - on Thursday 11th December - the children, as well as a parent or carer, were also given lunch, a programme and interval ice cream.

The charities benefitting were St Gemma’s Hospice, Hannah House, Martin House and the Child Brain Injury Trust which invited young patients from Leeds General Infirmary to take part.

Irwin Mitchell partner Jane Horton said: "It was a brilliant day at the Playhouse and it was great to see the children enjoying themselves.

"We often provide advice to children and families who have benefitted from the work of these charities and are well aware of the terrific service they provide.

"We thought it would be nice to bring the youngsters an extra bit of festive cheer and they had a wonderful time at the panto."

This year’s production - featuring colourful characters like Tinker Bell, Captain Hook and, of course, Peter Pan himself - boasts music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh.