Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has pledged its support as a 2023 Anniversary Ambassador in honour of the Charity's 10th anniversary year, celebrating a decade of its commitment to funding spinal cord injury research.

Commenting on their pledge of support, Theatre Director Sophie Denney, said: 

"Supporting Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research in their 10th Anniversary year was an easy decision for the theatre team. Over the years we have been proud to support their Wheels at Work campaign and humbled by their tireless work into spinal research.

"We’ve also had the pleasure of meeting several SMSR Ambassadors who have inspired us by being honest about the adversities they face on a daily basis."By pledging to help the charity in their fundraising drive to raise a further £100,000 throughout 2023, we hope we will play our part in helping to fund another decade of research."

The Theatre has already hosted post-show fundraising collections from hit musical The Commitments, along with donations from the sale of children's booster seats, with further fundraising activities planned over the coming months.

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research has committed close to £1 million to finding treatments and solutions to the major complications of spinal cord injury, including pressure ulcers, pain, urinary tract infections and upper limb function.  

Click here to read about our research achievements.

This year, we’re looking to raise an additional £100,000 to kickstart our next 10 years of research so we can make even more breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of secondary complications to improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.

To find out how you can get involved, please visit the webpage here.


About Aylesbury Waterside Theatre:

Found in the heart of the town centre, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has been providing high quality, diverse entertainment since October 2010.

More than just a theatre, the flexible venue has an auditorium that can seat audiences of over 1000, and be transformed into a flat floor capacity to host exhibitions, conferences and standing gigs for up to 1800.

The regional theatre prides itself on being fully accessible, and also boasts a smaller studio space, the Norman Bragg Studio with a full line-up of screenings, productions and community events hosted throughout the year.