72 Miles For the Civic

civcRyan Eastwood, Managing Director of Copier Systems Limited and Helen Ball Chief Executive of The Civic in Barnsley, are being joined by friends, family and supporters to walk The Barnsley Boundary Walk, 72 miles in just 3 days to raise money for The Civic Capital Appeal.

Ryan said, “Copier Systems are proud to be business champions of The Civic and I would like to encourage other businesses in Barnsley to back The Civics’ ‘Connect’ fundraising campaign.  Having a vibrant arts centre at the heart of the town can only help to boost jobs, the visitor economy and help inspire our children and future generations of art lovers, by establishing a first class cultural scene.”

The Civic is an independent arts charity and relies on ticket sales, grants and donations.  This year it launched an ambitious £5m fundraising appeal to restore and open up new theatre, gallery and café spaces, restoring its old front entrance on Eldon Street and connecting The Civic to the new town market square.  The work is set to be complete by 2023.

Helen Said, “I’m walking to raise money for The Civic Appeal and to raise awareness with the general public and the business community to ask them to back our appeal to help restore our iconic building.  Every penny counts.”

The duo are aiming to raise £5,000 which will be matched by the Arts Council England. The £10,000 will kick start the program and start consultation on the development.

If you would like to make a donation to this fantastic local project please visit our page at https://localgiving.org/72milesforthecivic

For more information or to join the team for all or part of the journey please contact 01226 321181 or email reastwood@copiersystems.co.uk