The Abbey Cinema Hosts Screening Of The Lion King For The Mayor’s Charities 

The Abbey Cinema has been working closely both with the Mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Andy Foulsham, and his chosen charities to host a screening of family favourite ‘The Lion King’, with all proceeds going to the charities. 

The Mayor of Abingdon selected The Archway Foundation and Yellow Submarine as his charities of the year for 2022/23. Both charities support some of the most vulnerable in the Abingdon community. The Archway Foundation serves those hurt by loneliness by connecting with others with a diverse group of empathetic volunteers.

Yellow Submarine believes people with learning disabilities and autism deserve to live life to the full. They run a variety of different projects that help nurture confidence and independence as well as provide respite for families and carers. 

The Mayor and both charities have been working closely together for their first fundraising event of 2023. The Abbey Cinema will be showing a special charity screening of Disney’s 1994 animated classic ‘The Lion King’.

The Abbey Cinema is a unique cinema where people can make themselves at home on the comfortable seating, or choose to be seated at a table! The cinema also offers table service, so everyone can enjoy their drinks and food without missing the film! The copyright owners of ‘The Lion King’ have kindly waived the fee so all proceeds from the event will be split evenly between both charities.

Visit The Abbey Cinema’s website now and book your ticket! If you can’t attend you can still support the event by ‘paying it forward’, simply purchase a ticket then email the box office and let them know you would like to donate it to one of the charities service users.

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine is an award-winning Oxfordshire charity that believes people with learning disabilities and autism deserve to live life to the full.

We tackle the problem that many people with learning disabilities leave school with limited life skills and as a result poor life chances. This often leads to isolation and being marginalised. Our projects start working with young people in community settings from the age of 11 onwards, to build their social skills, confidence, independence and ultimately their employability. At the same time, we are supporting families and carers with respite.

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The Archway Foundation

The Archway Foundation is an Oxford based charity that helps those suffering from loneliness.

The Archway Foundation connects people with others via a diverse group of empathetic and diverse volunteers many of whom have experienced loneliness themselves. Anyone of any age can experience loneliness and at any point in their lives: Archway is a community that channels energy into action.

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