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Wildcats support Peterborough based Rudolph Fund for 2012

WIldcats Theatre School have chosen their Charity of the Year 2012.

Wildcats Theatre School has joined the growing support for Peterborough-based charity The Rudolf Fund after selecting the cause as their chosen Charity of the Year for 2012.

The school, which is based in Stamford and Peterborough, has pledged to raise funds throughout the year in different ways, while supporting their own West End Wildcats troupe as well as a nominated charity.

"We wanted to support a local charity where children at the theatre school could actively be involved in not just raising money, but seeing the outcome of fundraising efforts benefiting local children.

“Wildcats will be supporting the fund through a number of fundraising activities including the Great Eastern Run 2012 where a number of children and parents will be taking part in the fun run, as well as a few who will take the challenge of running the half marathon,” said owner Caz Dolby.

As well as the run, Wildcats are also looking to hold a number of other events during the year including an evening ball/disco for adults, as well as a family party for everyone to enjoy.

These events will equally support their own not-for-profit group West End Wildcats and The Rudolf Fund.

The news represents another significant boost to the cash-strapped charity, which is facing the threat of making this year’s trip its last, unless more funding can be found to secure its future.

However, the support from Wildcats Theatre School follows that from a number of Peterborough firms, including from Connells estate agents, Hammonds Furniture and Buckles Solicitors, and offers the charity a sense that they can go on longer than 2012 and beyond.

Secretary of The Rudolf Fund, John Fox, said: “This is another really positive boost to The Rudolf Fund.  We have been delighted with the response we have been getting from the people of Peterborough.  In our time of real need, we have had many businesses come forward to offer their support - which is fantastic.  There’s a lot of hard work to come before we can decide on our future but it’s great to know people out are willing to lend a hand.”

For more on Wildcats visit www.wildcatstheatreschool.co.uk and for more on The Rudolf Fund visit www.rudolf-fund.org,uk