Two free screenings over the Christmas period at the Croydon Clocktower’s arthouse movie theatre, the David Lean Cinema, where those attending were encouraged to give their entry price over for charity, raised more than £500 for two local good causes.
Cash totalling £557.73 was donated, with a cheque for £500 given to the Croydon Refugee Day Centre.
In addition, 12 bags of food and toiletries were collected, going to Purley Food Hub.
Peter Hall, of the day centre, wrote to the David Lean Cinema campaigners who staged the charity screenings, “Please do pass on our thanks to everyone who was involved in making this happen.”
Steve Hunt at the Food Hub said, “We will be able to use the money to buy our next batch of pre-paid bus tickets to give to clients who would otherwise be walking home with their heavy food parcels, and also to buy fresh bread and fruit for clients coming to us in the following week, plus two or three tubs of baby formula milk.”
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