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North East MEP donates £5000 to Save Red Ladder

Labour MEP Jude Kirton-Darling shows support for the Northern producing theatre company.

Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour MEP for the North East, has donated £5,000 to Save Red Ladder. The cause is striving the fund the Red Ladder Theatre company in the wake of a 100% Arts Council cut.

Jude comments: “I came across Red Ladder at their show, We’re Not Going Back at Durham Miner’s Gala in July, and was just so blown away by their work that I wanted to make a donation that would ensure their future, or at the very least their next project.”

Chris Lloyd, Red Ladder’s producer said: “We’re really overwhelmed by Jude’s generous donation and by the momentum of the campaign in general. There is still a long way to go, but I feel confident that we will get there. The groundswell of support has made us more determined to keep on making relevant, accessible work and take it to non traditional spaces as well as theatres and studios”

Save Red Ladder is working with online fundraising platform, who launch their annual match funding initiative #GrowYourTenner, on 14th October 2014. All donations up to £10 made after this date will be match funded, equating to £20 for Red Ladder.

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To help the cause follow @saveredladder, use the #GisATenner hashtag, visit or donate directly via Red Ladder’s show We’re Not Going Back is on UK tour now. For tickets visit


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