HORROR FILM FANS RAISE FUNDS FOR WISH
By WISH – June 21, 2022
Two groups of horror film fans have raised money for WISH.
Queer Horror Nights is a new film club in London that started showing queer, cult and classic horror movies in February of this year. They used their screening of Kimberley Peirce’s CARRIE at The Castle Cinema in April to invite audience donations for WISH given the film’s focus on themes of mental health and social isolation. The organisers then matched the audience donation from their box office proceeds, giving £120 to WISH.
Ghouls Magazine – an online publication that looks at horror from the female perspective – staged a 24hr online movie marathon to raise money for WISH as part of their activities for Mental Health Awareness Week (09 to 15 MAY).
Asking their followers to watch along and donate, the organisers had originally intended to raise £250. Staying up all night to see films like SHAUN OF THE DEAD, THE BROOD, SEVEN and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and using #HeldByHorror to address themes of isolation within the horror community, the group raised an astonishing £1,185 for WISH, totally smashing their fundraising target by 474%!
We are so grateful for the support of both groups and will be using the money raised to continue to provide essential frontline services for women with complex mental health needs. THANK YOU!
If you would like to raise funds for WISH, please see the DONATE & FUNDRAISE section of our website.
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