Bus operator D&E coaches has become a sponsor for Eden Court’s pantomime.
The Inverness-based company will support this year’s Beauty and the Beast production when it takes to the stage at the city centre venue in December.
During the month-long staging of the well-loved fairy tale, the operator will whisk the stars of the show away to Raigmore Hospital’s children’s unit to give the boys, girls and nurses a laugh.
Managing director Donald Mathieson, who founded the business with his wife Elizabeth 23 years ago, said: “We have enjoyed our best ever six months in terms of private hires and we’ve opted to put something back into the community by sponsoring the pantomime, which is always a side-splitting adventure for families from Moray to Caithness.
“We offer significant ongoing support to the Archie Foundation which is why we insisted that our deal includes Beauty and the Beast stars, in costume, popping up to the hospital to play for the children.”
Alison Logsdail, head of fundraising and philanthropy for Eden Court, said: “We’re delighted to have D&E Coaches on board as the main sponsor of Beauty and the Beast.
“The pantomime is our biggest, most popular show of the year. Having the support of such a well-known, successful Highland business is really valuable and will help us to make this an outstanding production.”