Panto fun is promised for more than 1,000 children from primary schools in Birmingham thanks to the enterprising fundraising efforts of PricewaterhouseCoopers staff.
The team are raising funds to bring the PwC Pantomime Company's production of Puss in Boots to the Old Rep in Birmingham in February and enable hundreds of children to secure a ticket for the show. The firm is now well on its way to hitting its #25,000 target after hosting a number of fundraising events across the region.
PwC's Birmingham office recently hosted a gala fundraising evening at its Cornwall Court premises. The event, which was supported by Harvey Nicholls, Regis Hair Salon, Hotel du Vin, Marriott Hotels and The Book People, raised more than #1,000 in support of the pantomime fund.
David Waller, Midlands chairman at PwC, said: "Everyone across our Midlands offices has got behind the fundraising effort to bring the PwC pantomime to Birmingham.
"The money raised will enable over 1,000 children from across the region to attend the pantomime and will also benefit Birmingham Children's Hospital.
"We're delighted to lend our support to such a worthwhile cause."
The firm's involvement in the pantomime forms part of its commitment to the community and is the latest in a number of charitable and community based initiatives supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers in the region.
Other ongoing programmes include working with the Prince's Trust, businessdynamics, Young Enterprise, Right to Read, Volunteer Reading Help and Birmingham Foundation.
These chosen activities support the firm's main focus that aims at raising educational achievement, developing employability skills and encouraging enterprise and active citizenship.