How you can help your local theatre group and community
CADOS is a registered charity, set up to educate people about the dramatic arts.
We bring the joy of live theatre to members and audiences alike. We also lease Mornington Hall from the council and maintain it for many other groups and local people to enjoy.
This is only possible thanks to generous support and ongoing fundraising efforts. Could you help keep CADOS and Mornington Hall thriving for the community?
There are lots of ways to support us:
Shop at Amazon Smile - set 'Chingford Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society' as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase to us (at no cost to you)
Shop via easyfundraising - choose CADOS as your charity and we'll receive funds as you shop (at no cost to you)
You can also make a donation via JustGiving.
A huge thank you to all who have helped make our recent fundraising efforts a big success!
'Duck Race' Fundraiser
Thanks to all the race sponsors and all who joined us on 26th March for a 'quacking' evening of fun which raised £650 towards the re-laying and re-seeding of our garden lawn
Local singers performed a wonderful of mix of pieces in our second Autumn concert. Proceeds were donated to help with the upkeep of Mornington Hall. Thank you to all who supported, especially the talented performers.
'Heat Our Hall' campaign
Back in late 2020, Mornington Hall's very old heating system finally broke. We turned to our friends, supporters and the local community for urgent help. The support was astonishing: over £12k raised for a new heating system!
We hosted an evening of Christmas music featuring special guest Brad Ryan in December 2020. The concert was streamed virtually, in line with Covid guidance, and helped raise funds for the ‘Heat our Hall’ campaign.
'A Room We Share' concert
Musicians who use our venue for rehearsals recognise the importance of Mornington Hall as a community asset. They put on a great concert to help raise funds for extra security after we'd suffered several incidents of vandalism.
Grant applications were submitted by our committee members and accepted. We can now take advantage of grants aimed at supporting community groups during the pandemic. Thank you to Waltham Forest Council.
Ward forum funding
CADOS are also grateful to Waltham Forest Council Chingford Green and Endlebury wards. Several successful grant applications of late have helped fund the toilet refurbishments, main hall and kitchen lighting and WiFi.