BACCES is a non-profit charitable organisation which was originally set up in 1970 by two British European Airways (BEA) stewards who wrote a comedy review and staged it at York House in March 1971, Twickenham, UK for two nights. It was so popular that it ran for a further three sell out nights at Chiswick Town Hall. Since that time the company have been producing reviews and, more recently, and to great acclaim, pantomimes in aid of national and local charities. The company writes, directs and produces the whole show with very little help from outside sources.
Are you or were you British Airways cabin crew? Can you sing, act, or dance? Do you have experience of the stage, or have you ever wondered what it might be like to tread the boards? Then, this might be your opportunity to shine!
Members of BACCES gathered in Mytchett, Surrey, today to present a cheque for £4,000 to Jo Dickenson on behalf of The Cinnamon Trust. Jo, also a BACCES member, is a Cinnamon Trust volunteer, fundraiser and activist. The donation was made from the proceeds of BACCES' last production, Robin Hood, which it staged back in December.
The Cinnamon Trust, a specialist national charity, aims to alleviate issues faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets. Mitigating human sadness and animal suffering is key to the charity's work. The Trust was founded by Averil Jarvis in 1985.
"The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with owners to overcome any difficulties that might arise. A national network of over 15,000 community service volunteers has been established to provide practical help when any aspect of day to day care poses a problem."More information about the fantastic work The Cinnamon Trust does can be found on their web site. http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/cinnamon-trust/
This year's BACCES production is shaping up nicely as the pace gathers with only a few weeks of rehearsals remaining until the first "Act one beginners!"
This cabin crew team, made up of colleagues from Single Fleet Gatwick and LHR's Worldwide, Mixed Fleet and Eurofleet, is hard at work learning lines, dance moves and songs both on and off the aircraft at home and abroad!
Have you booked your tickets yet? Don't miss your chance to be part of the BACCES phenomenon.A fun-filled evening of good old panto' entertainment for all the family is guaranteed. Oh yes it is! Book your tickets now here or via The Beck theatre box office on 020 8561 8371. Come along and support our award-winning entertainment society.