On Tuesday 8th March, Ardent Theatre Company launched their online Big Give campaign to raise funds to produce Tracy Ryan’s play STRIKE! about the Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid strike that took place in Dublin between 1984 and 1987.
Every donation made unlocks the same amount from actor Sir Ian McKellen who has pledged £25,000 towards the project via his Producer Grant scheme.
Ardent said “We’d like to thank everyone who gave so generously and rallied behind us. We’ll be thanking you individually and adding your names to our website to acknowledge your support.
When we planned this appeal we had no idea what was about to erupt in Eastern Europe. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered and continue to suffer. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
In light of this, The Big Give has allowed us to extend our appeal until Sunday 31st July to give us more time to reach our target and unlock the full amount of funds offered by Sir Ian McKellen.”
If you’d like to help, you can donate here . Remember, if you’re a UK taxpayer if you add Gift Aid in the donation confirmation, your £1 will be worth £2.25 to Ardent!
Thank You to everyone who has donated, in the past and the future!