Lisa Drew who volunteers at the Curzon in Clevedon is embarking on a 14 mile sponsored walk in an Edwardian style costume, aiming to raise £1,000 to help save the historic Curzon Cinema from closure.
The Curzon has been at the centre of life in Clevedon since it first opened as the Picture House in 1912. It is a charity, run with support from volunteers and is one of the UK’s few traditional, independent cinemas showing mainstream and art house films.
However the roof of our lovely cinema is in a desperate state! Condition reports have identified many elements in poor condition and the need for urgent significant repairs.
Lisa will set off, with her friend Sian Elston, from the Bristol Hippodrome at 9am on Wednesday 30th October.
She will walk through Bristol City Centre and Ashton Court before entering North Somerset countryside through Long Ashton, Nailsea and then on to Clevedon where she hopes to make the 4.30pm screening of Farmageddon at the Curzon.
“I’ve been a part of the Curzon cinema for over 5 years. It is a huge part of the community and I wanted to help raise funds to support the roof appeal and keep the cinema open for years to come for everyone to enjoy. Edwardian dress seems like a great way to raise awareness and boost my fundraising efforts.
We’re looking forward to the day but know we will be exhausted when we get to the Curzon, especially carrying a collection bucket with us. We hope people will come and see us along the way, toot their car horns when they spot us or even join us for the ﬁlm screening at the end to celebrate.”
The Bristol Hippodrome was opened in the same year, providing a fitting start for Lisa’s epic Edwardian walk.
Karen Edgington, Fundraising Manager, said:
“Lisa’s support for the roof appeal is fantastic. Fourteen miles is no short distance and to do it in clothes which will inevitably become uncomfortable and attract a fair amount of attention just shows how passionately she feels about the Curzon. The efforts of our community have been incredibly heart-warming and we know, with the support of people like Lisa, we will be able to save the Curzon from closure and restore our leaky roof.”
Lisa’s sponsor forms are in the box office of the Curzon or people can donate online to the roof appeal at http://www.curzon.org.uk/fundraising.
Alternatively, you might like to text a donation:
£3 text CURZ002 to 70331
£5 text CURZ002 to 70970
£10 text CURZ002 to 70191
If you donate online or text please drop a line to Karen firstname.lastname@example.org so she can help Lisa keep track of how much she has raised.
Well done Lisa and all the best for Wednesday.