We're sure that over the years, visitors to Progress Theatre have at some point or other cursed our car park for testing their suspension, splashing their car and muddying their shoes. We decided to do something about it, so we started a new fundraising initiative last year to raise the £20,000 we need to drain and resurface the car park.

In just under a year so far, with the dedicated support of its members, local businesses and generous citizens of Reading, the theatre has raised over ten thousand pounds - we are halfway there!

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed, whether by fundraising, baking cakes, donating raffle prizes, badgering friends and family or making donations yourselves, we couldn't have done it without you.

If you would like to contribute to this initiative, please visit our Just Giving page.

You can also donate using our JustTextGiving option by texting
PROG51 £2/£3/£5 to 70070.



Our hardy team of skydivers is working hard and you can track their fundraising progress here. Every one of these fine people has committed to raising £400 for the theatre (although some have taken it a bit further even than that!).

Please help them smash their £3,200 target!

Here they are on their first scheduled jump date on 11th of June - sadly, due to poor weather t'was not to be. They will all be jumping on different dates now.

UPDATE: seven down, one to go! Three more of our skydivers (Steph, Terry and Paul) managed to make their jump on Sunday 13th of August. Here they are below after the jump.

Four of our skydivers (Mel, Ant, Andy and Sam) made the jump on Sunday 6th of August. Here are Sam and Andy below after their proud achievement.

Watch out for fundraising events on our News pages or our Facebook page.