Leading Midlands house builder Cameron Homes has become a corporate partner of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The company, which has a new regional office in Stratford-upon-Avon, will sponsor the Family Activities Marquee at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage — the family home of William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway — and will also support the Disabled Access Day events that are currently being planned by the Trust to take place on Saturday, 16 March, 2019.
Sarah Fisher, education officer at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said, “Around 6,000 people a year take part in the games, quests, crafts and other hands-on activities in the marquee at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, all of which are designed to help give young people a fun and creative introduction to Shakespeare’s work, life, times.
“As an independent charity the Trust relies on income generated from visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends to provide our educational programmes and to enable us to care for the five historic Shakespeare Family Homes, so we are thankful to the support of Cameron Homes and hope that this is the start of an ongoing relationship with them.”
Bev Coleman, head of sales at Cameron Homes, said that the firm was delighted to announce its partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
“As a family-owned company we are keen to link up with regional charities and organisations where possible and are particularly pleased to be able to support the disabled access events being planned.”
Cameron Homes is building a range of high quality, family homes in several locations in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, with current developments in Lapworth, Tredington, Badsey, and Pinvin.
About the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the global centre for learning about and experiencing the works, life and times of the world’s best-known writer. Through the five historic Shakespeare family homes (Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s Farm, Hall’s Croft), internationally designated museum, library and archive collections, award-winning learning programmes and digital channels, it provides imaginative, immersive and interactive opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get up-close-and-personal with Shakespeare.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a self-sustaining charity which generates 98% of its income through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends. In April 2018 it was granted National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England for the first time, enabling new creative and outreach programmes with a particular focus on communities which are currently less engaged in arts, culture and heritage. For more information, visit www.shakespeare.org.uk or follow us on social media @ShakespeareBT.