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Pointe Shoes Appeal


Footwear is essential to ballet, enabling our dancers to give their best performances. Each Season, Royal Ballet dancers use over 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes. A gift of £39 could buy a pair of pointe shoes for a Royal Ballet dancer.

How could you help?

  • £5 could pay for ribbon for five pairs of shoes
  • £39 could pay for a pair of pointe shoes
  • £195 could pay for five pairs of pointes; a week’s supply for a corps de ballet dancer
  • £540 could pay for a pair of flat ballet shoes for every male dancer
  • £900 could pay for a year’s supply of ribbon for the whole Company

e.g. £5, £39, £195 or other

If you are a UK taxpayer you can help us even more at no extra cost. You can give us an extra 25 pence for every pound of your donation, merely by ticking this Gift Aid declaration.

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made today, in the past four years and in the future. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 I give. I will notify the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation if I want to cancel this declaration, change my name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on my income and/or capital gains.

You can also make a gift over the phone by calling Sacha Glasgow-Smith on +44 (0)20 7212 9510.