Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an authorised fundraiser for Australia’s Clown Doctors – a strain of The Humour Foundation which centres around providing uplift for children in hospitals (scroll down for more).
Our second year of fund-raising has exceeded our first! Donations by audiences over the course of the year came to a lovely $17,598.45, meaning that since the start of 2018 we have collected over $35k - $35,136.20 to be precise.
We couldn't have done it without the incredible generosity of our audiences and the unwavering support of our actors and venues - including Rigby's Bar and Ye Old Narrogin Inne Perth, Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Sydney Opera House, Stamford Plaza Melbourne, The Brisbane Golf Club, Hunter Valley Resort, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney, and Herbert River RSL.
We'll be back shaking buckets in 2020 - starting in February with Adelaide Fringe, then on to various venues around the country.
For our very first year as an official fundraiser for Clown Doctors, Manuel and the Faultys collected after performances across the country and raised an incredible $17,537.75!
Our amazing audiences have set the bar high for future years and we cannot thank them enough.
A special shout-out must also go to the actors who supported the fundraising, and to the venues who supported us throughout: Rigby’s Bar in Perth, The Strathmore Hotel Adelaide, Sydney Opera House, Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Hunter Valley Resort, Ye Olde Narrogin Inne, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney, and Brisbane Golf Club.
Clown Doctors are professional performers who take their comedy and improvisation skills into hospitals to help children understand procedures and help relieve stress for them and their families. Given that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is fundamentally improvisation and comedy, partnering with a charity which uses this kind of acting is a natural fit.
Coincidentally, Clown Doctors were introduced in 1997 – the same year the show was born. Furthermore, our original Manuel, Andy Foreman – who continues to play the role with us – is also a Clown Doctor, routinely visiting hospitals in his persona as ‘Dr 2 Shoes’.