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Did you know that Forest Forge Theatre Company is a registered charity?Peeling, 2011

Forest Forge Theatre Company has been a registered charity for over thirty years. Whilst we receive some support from grant making trusts and foundations we rely upon the generosity of our supporters to continue our professional theatre productions and deliver the Creative Learning programme.

Please will you help us? Every donation, contribution in kind or gift in a will matters and is gratefully received. There are several ways you can support Forest Forge, such as:

  • Friends scheme
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Community Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Forest Forge Ambassadors

Please click on the tabs below to find out more.

If you would like to talk further about supporting Forest Forge please contact General Manager, Gale Gould, at gale@forestforge.co.uk

Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it.’ – Greg Louganis


Friends

Join our Friends

     

Forest Forge is a registered charity and our work can only happen with donations and support from our Friends. Your membership will enable us to continue to touch the lives of thousands of people.

Good Friend £35 Individual (just £2.91 a month) / £55 Joint

• Complimentary tickets to previews of our professional productions*
• Complimentary tickets to selected Youth Theatre performances*
• Quarterly eight page newsletter
• Invitation to celebratory Forest Forge events
• Badge of support and exclusive Friends membership card
• Free programme at shows (redeemable with your membership card)
• Recognition with your name on our website
*(please note there may be limited availability for some events)

Many Friends £100 for a group or organisation

All Good Friend benefi ts plus a 20% discount on workshops and talks

Or if you cannot offer as much support:
Friend £15 Individual / £25 Joint

• Quarterly newsletter
• Invitation to celebratory Forest Forge events
• Badge of support and membership card
• Free programme at shows
• Recognition with your name on
our website

Become a Forest Forge Friend by downloading our Friends Form and returning it to us.

Click below to download the membership form. There are two versions but both are the same! The Word version can be completed on your computer and emailed to us, or you can print either version and post it back.

Forest Forge Friends Membership Form (word version)

Forest Forge Friends Membership Form (PDF version)

 

Forest Forge Theatre Company would like to thank its many supporters and Friends

Good Friends

Sean Aita, Steve & Sue Bailey, Mark & Miranda Bentinck,  Nicki Benut-means, Rodger & Gill Bettle, Dr Hilary Bird, Thomas Brownlee, Susan Burnett, Shirley Dack, Judith Davies, Paul & Sandra Elderfield, Anja Estermann & Alex Di Re, Martin & Sharon Frost, Annie & Paul Gibbons, Robin Hardie, Neil & Barbara Holmes, Vanessa Innes & Nigel Roberts, Norma Marshall, Nikki & Tim Matthews, Chris Meineck, Downith Monaghn, Alan & Teresa Neal, William & Fee Pickard and Vam, David & May Philips, Peter & Sue Pritchett-Brown, Adrienne Pye & Bill Clancy, James & Clare Potter, Maureen Powell, Sophy Robinson, Susan Shewell, Len Shore, R & J Sloley, Chris & Sarah Smith, Katharine St John-Brooks, Alistair & Stephanie Stokes, Doris Thomas, Sandra Treslove, Martine & Peter Verrept, John & Ann Waddington, Jeanne Wilde. 

Many Friends

Ringwood Musical Dramatic Society, The Hughes and Allen Families, Crescent Motorcycle Company 

Friends

Mrs L J Anstey, Trevor & Jean Biddle, Peter & Elaine Brett, David & Patricia Briers, Sue Brock, Anne Cargill, Douglas & Sylvia Carter, Russell Chandler, Robin Crellin, Ruth Croker, Fiona Crosthwaite, Lynne & Richard Deacon, Colin and Sam Dennis, William Henry Dow, Paula Edwards, Christine Ford, Colin Fryer, Liz Gibbons, Brian and Christine Gillett, Lynne and Tony Harris, Ivor Howcroft, Edward Howson, Miss D I Hughes, Mr E W Hughes, Janine Hukins, John & Carol Kitching, Neil Lander-Brinkley, Mary Lees, N M Marshall, Tom and Barbara McEwen, Dr Edgar Moss, Anne and Mike Osborne, Harvey & Jacquie Pitcher, Christine Pope, L & J Pope,  Robin & Heather Richards, Christine Romano, Catherine Sandbrook, Melvyn Sloper, Richard Thompson, Judi Thurlby, Cliff & Alwyn Tucker, John & Angela Twigg, John & Amanda Underwood, Alan & Annie Willens.

Sponsorship

Forest Forge offers businesses the opportunity to be involved with a critically acclaimed arts organisation and connect with the local community.

Forging Business Links is a corporate sponsorship scheme aimed at like-minded business people who want to support us in delivering professional performances and a Creative Learning programme that shares people's stories and experiences, engages with the local community and inspires them. 

Forest Forge is one of the UK’s leading professional touring theatre companies. Each year Forest Forge engages with over 35,000 people with 18,000 of those seeing one of our three touring shows.  The winter family show visits 40 local venues and the company tours to a further 60 venues nationally with its other two shows in the year. 

As a corporate sponsor you will receive a host of benefits, have the chance to connect with Forest Forge audiences and help touch the lives of thousands of people, through the work of the charity.

Four levels of membership:

NB: All monies donated by companies are entitled to Corporation Tax Relief

 Bronze member entitlement  - Annual cost of £500 

  • ¼ advert in the winter family show programme (4000 circulation)
  • Two complimentary tickets to any Forest Forge production
  • Company logo on the Forest Forge website with link to your website
  • Discounted advertising rates in all show programmes
  • Invitations to 'meet the cast' and preview shows

 Silver member entitlement – Annual cost of £800

  • ¼ advert in the winter family show programme (4000 circulation)
  • ½ page advert in a programme of your choice for the other touring shows
  • Four complimentary tickets to any Forest Forge production
  • Company logo on the Forest Forge website with link to your website
  • Discounted advertising rates in all show programmes
  • Company name promoted on our social media feeds
  • Invitations to 'meet the cast' events and preview shows

Gold member entitlement – Annual cost of £1500

  • ½ advert in the winter family show programme (4000 circulation)
  • Company logo on all 25,000 leaflets for the winter show
  • Company logo on all 2,500 posters for the winter show
  • ½ page advert in a programme of your choice for the other touring shows
  • Venue sponsorship of your choosing on the winter tour
  • Six complimentary tickets to any Forest Forge production
  • Company logo & advert on the Forest Forge website linked to your website
  • Discounted advertising rates in all show programmes
  • Company name promoted on our social media feeds
  • Invitations to 'meet the cast' events and preview shows
  • Preferential rates for the hire of the Theatre Centre studio space

Platinum member entitlement – Annual cost of £2500

  • Full page advert in the winter family show programme (4000 circulation)
  • Editorial acknowledgement in the winter programme
  • Company logo on all 25,000 leaflets for the winter show
  • Company logo on all 2,500 posters for the winter show
  • Company logo inserted on 20 roadside banners for the winter show
  • ½ page advert in all programmes for the other touring shows
  • Venue sponsorship of your choosing on the touring schedule
  • Eight complimentary tickets to any Forest Forge production
  • Company logo & advert on the Forest Forge website linked to your website
  • Discounted advertising rates in all show programmes
  • Company name promoted on our social media feeds
  • Invitations to 'meet the cast' events and preview shows
  • Youth Theatre sponsorship of their two productions each year
  • Preferential rates for the hire of the Theatre Centre studio space.

To find out more and join the scheme contact Gale Gould at gale@forestforge.co.uk or call 01425 470188.

                           

Community Fundraising

As a Registered Charity Forest Forge is always on the look out for people who can help us raise money.

Perhaps your school or workplace regularly supports a charity, or have you always wanted to run the marathon for a local cause?

We have an account with Virgin Money Giving, giving you the chance to set up your own web-based sponsorship page or donate to Forest Forge online.

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving

You can also donate online via Localgiving.com

Donate to local charities at Localgiving.com

 

If you would be interested in raising money for us please get in touch and we can provide you with a fundraising pack and help support you as you raise money for the charity.  You can get involved as a school, community group family, individual - there are mayn options.  Contact Gale Gould at gale@forestforge.co.uk or call 01425 470188.

 

 

 

 

Donations

You can support Forest Forge right now by making a donation.

Donate Online

Each small amount counts and can help us continue our work.

You can donate now online via Virgin Money Giving or Local Giving.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Donate to local charities at Localgiving.com

Just Text Giving

You can make a donation via text message now!
Simply text  a donation FFTC30 followed by the amount you'd like to donate (1,2,3,4,5 or 10) to 70070.  

Larger Donations and Legacies

Forest Forge gratefully receives donations towards our work and accepts gifts in wills with heartfelt thanks.

If you would like to discuss how you can support Forest Forge with a major donation or legacy gift that will enable us to deliver professional performances and a Creative Learning programme to share people's stories and experiences, engage with the local community and inspire them, please contact Gale Gould at gale@forestforge.co.uk or call 01425 470188.

Forest Forge Ambassadors

Join the Forest Forge family!

We are always happy to hear from anyone who would like to volunteer for us. Our volunteer ambassadors are a vital part of our public-facing activities and help us to reach new audiences, carry out audience research, and support our community events.  

We are working with local communities, schools, museums and arts venues to make a series of plays, as part of our strategic touring programme, exploring how war, Hampshire railways and Hampshire's waterways have made their mark on the county.

Have you got a passion for theatre? Would you like to be part of how we make plays at Forest Forge? If you can offer us your time and commitment, please write or email our General Manager, Gale Gould, at the address below, telling us why you would like to be a Forest Forge ambassador, and letting us know your availability.

The facts

You might be invited to an informal interview.

These are voluntary positions, but expenses of £15 per performance will be paid.

Time: A minimum commitment of attendance at three days within the touring schedule and ideally one research event.  This may include evening and weekend dates. There will be a session of training that all ambassadors will be asked to attend in advance of the tour.

To apply: please write to us telling us why you would like to be involved and please include all your contact details (phone, email, address), how you know Forest Forge (seen shows, in a Forest Forge drama group, through a friend, etc) and how you found out about becoming an ambassador.

We are always looking for volunteers, so please get in touch with us at the address below.

Forest Forge Theatre Company, The Theatre Centre Unit 9-10

Endeavour Park, Crow Arch Lane

Ringwood, New Forest, BH24 1SF

info@forestforge.co.uk

 

Job description - Voluntary Ambassador

 Responsibilities:

To represent Forest Forge Theatre Company at events and performances relating to the Connections project (each spring from 2014 to 2016).

  • To attend Forest Forge research events
  • To attend performances and community events
  • To gather audience information by assisting with the completion of questions, for example
  • To be fully informed about the company and able to speak to both existing and potential audiences in a positive manner
  • To support the development of new audiences for Forest Forge performances and events by, where appropriate, using your own knowledge of local groups and networks
  • To feedback your experiences and findings to Forest Forge on a regular basis (timescale to be agreed with the company)

Training:

There will be a session of training that all ambassadors will be asked to attend in advance of the tour

 Line management:

Day to day supervision of our ambassadors will be through Marketing Assistant, Hannah Evans.  Ambassadors will come under the management of the General Manager Forest Forge and report to the Company Stage Manager, Dom Phillips when touring with the production.

Location:

Various locations in Hampshire as the company tours to arts centre, village halls, schools and museum venues.

Time:

A minimum commitment of three days of attendance within the touring schedule and ideally attendance at one research event. This could include evening and weekend dates.  In addition, time will need to be spent to help promote Leaves On A Line

Expenses: 

For every performance £15 will be given to cover expenses.

This is a voluntary position.