FUNDRAISING NEWS: Jewish charity uses West End tickets to pull in theatre buffs

Anglo-Jewish charity Norwood has developed a pleasurable method of fundraising by selling theatre tickets to its supporters.

The organisation, which helps children and adults with learning difficulties, has launched Box Office, a fundraising initiative that aims to yield £30,000.

Tina Rabina, a Norwood fundraiser for more than 30 years, has turned West End ticket provider to secure the best seats at the most popular shows. She then sells them on for a profit of between £5 and £12.50. She already has a database of 900 Norwood culture vultures as her reputation as a well-connected woman gets round.

"I love to go to the theatre and so do many of my friends,

said Rabina.

"It just grew from there. Sometimes I sell well over 100 tickets for a performance, on other occasions it is as few as 30.

"A lot of people can't afford to go to big charity dinners but they are happy to go to the theatre and help charity at the same time,

she said.

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