PACE Receives Donation from The Resapol Foundation

(L-R) Cat Reilly, Marketing Manager and Jenni Mason, Artistic Director for PACE Theatre Company with Dee McGrory, Technical Sales Advisor and Lloyd Phillips, Managing Director of Resapol

PACE was recently nominated by Resapol Glasgow to receive a £1000 donation from The Resapol Foundation by the company’s Glasgow’s Ambassador Dee McRory, who has experienced first hand the difference and benefits our work brings to young people in the community.

Resapol is the UK’s leading independent national distributor of specialist construction products. Specialising in stocking and supplying a huge range of quality products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Their donation will go towards our bursary fund for low-income families, which was introduced in 2017. PACE is committed to ensuring that they can deliver quality artistic experiences to as many young people and that where possible, financial circumstances are not a barrier to participation. Research has shown youth theatre participation can significantly benefit mental wellbeing, self-esteem, empathy and co-operation skills as well as improving education achievement, enhancing employment prospects and broadening horizons.

Dee told us why she nominated PACE:
“I have chosen this particular charity as it is personally close to my heart. Being a qualified dance teacher and retired performer, I am well aware of the benefits to young people this charity can provide. The opportunity to experience friendship, building confidence and self-esteem, embarking on new challenges, physical and mental stimulation, escaping into a new magical world, personal development, learning new skills and processes. Paisley is my home town and I have witnessed first-hand their annual panto which myself and my family attend. To see the joy, enthusiastic energy and talent radiating from the stage is quite overwhelming and I believe that every young person deserves the chance to experience this.”

Jenni Mason, Artistic Director of PACE said:
“As a not-for-profit organisation with limited public funding (around 7% annually) we depend on membership fees to operate, but since the pandemic and cost of living crisis we have seen an unprecedented rise in demand for these subsidised places. Donations such as this are vital in order to support this program which makes a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.
With proven links between having a creative outlet and an improvement in wellbeing and development, PACE aims to offer a creative respite and a supportive environment for those who need it.”


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