27 Sep

Ray of Light as Paycare offers a Lifeline

Kelly Jeffs and Kevin Rogers
Wolverhampton-based Paycare has stepped forward with an offer to help save Light House, by forging a strong partnership with us.
Light House has been campaigning for support over the past few years after being under threat of closure following various drastic cuts to grants and funding.
On Friday 22 September, Paycare announced an offer of significant support in the form of partnership investment, which will enable us to continue to operate and build new audiences, maintain our current programme of contemporary films and streamed theatre shows, whilst developing family film seasons, new ideas and venue hire.
Kevin Rogers, CEO of Paycare, said: “As an organisation which has been based in Wolverhampton for over 140 years, we are hugely proud of our roots and are absolutely thrilled to be supporting such an iconic venue that has also been an integral part of the city for a number of decades.

“We are passionate about protecting and promoting everything that makes Wolverhampton such a fantastic place to live, work, and play, and with such a vital community asset as Light House tragically hit by crippling funding cuts, we jumped at the chance to partner with the team to help secure its future.

“Our support will not only enable Light House to continue to operate, but our ongoing partnership will ensure that it is able to truly thrive and prosper, and retain its reputation as one of the Wolverhampton’s most valued and treasured community landmarks.”

Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs has expressed her gratitude to Paycare, as well as to the venue’s board of trustees, sponsors and cinema customers for their faith and support.

“The support Paycare has announced will for the time being ‘save’ Light House. To operate long term we’ll continue to be heavily reliant on customer donations, but this corporate help has enabled us to stay open while we put our new business plan in place, and we are hugely grateful.”
“Our customers too have shown that they passionately want to save our community venue. The way that they have rallied round with donations over the past year has been so uplifting. It has demonstrated the public need for an independent cinema and cultural destination with the personal touch.”

Our new lit signage, paid for by customers who donated £5000 to a Crowdfunding project, has been installed, further showcasing that the venue’s immediate future is safeguarded. 

Kelly concluded: “On behalf of the customers, board and staff of Light House, we’d like to thank Paycare for recognising how important we are to the city, and how we can be part of its cultural growth and the wellbeing of the City’s people. We’re very excited about working with such a forward-thinking, caring and personable organisation.”
Pictured: Kevin Rogers of Paycare and Kelly Jeffs of Light House.
About Paycare
A well-respected and dedicated Health Cash Plan provider, Paycare has helped individuals and families protect themselves against everyday healthcare costs and bills for over 140 years.

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