Caddick Construction and Oakgate Group PLC donate van to York Theatre Royal

Members of the cast of Wind In The Willows are joined by Richard France from the Oakdale Group, centre, and Paul Caddick, left, and Keith Bradley from the Caddick Group, as the new van is handed over.

Members of the cast of Wind In The Willows are joined by Richard France from the Oakdale Group, centre, and Paul Caddick, left, and Keith Bradley from the Caddick Group, as the new van is handed over.

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THE cast of The Wind in the Willows celebrated the arrival of a new van donated to York Theatre Royal by Caddick Construction and Oakgate Group PLC.

The Yorkshire businesses, which have worked jointly for 36 weeks on the construction of the highly anticipated £90 million Vangarde Shopping Park at Monks Cross, responded to the theatre’s appeal, after deciding they wanted to give something back to their local community.

Paul Caddick, chairman of Caddick Group, said: “The sponsorship of the theatre van allows the Vangarde Shopping Park teams to leave a legacy of their hard work behind, whilst linking the local arts with businesses from across the region.”

Liz Wilson, chief executive of York Theatre Royal said: “Their generosity means we now have a new and reliable van, which is really important as we will be working at a number of locations during the theatre’s major redevelopment project.”

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2:54pm Sat 16 Aug 14

York Castle says...

Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre.

Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere?

Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance?

By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?
Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre. Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere? Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance? By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment? York Castle
  • Score: 14

1:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

bloodaxe says...

York Castle wrote:
Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre.

Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere?

Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance?

By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?
You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us.
[quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre. Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere? Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance? By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?[/p][/quote]You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us. bloodaxe
  • Score: -12

7:48pm Sun 17 Aug 14

York Castle says...

bloodaxe wrote:
York Castle wrote:
Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre.

Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere?

Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance?

By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?
You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us.
Certainly. The York Press provide frequent updates on the £4m refurbishment programme progress and the contributors to it; Lottery funding, Arts Grants etc. Additionally, the Theatre's financial affairs are operated within 'ltd' companies, so their financial accounts are publicly available. www.companycheck.co.
uk should be a helpful starting point for you to find out more.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre. Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere? Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance? By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?[/p][/quote]You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us.[/p][/quote]Certainly. The York Press provide frequent updates on the £4m refurbishment programme progress and the contributors to it; Lottery funding, Arts Grants etc. Additionally, the Theatre's financial affairs are operated within 'ltd' companies, so their financial accounts are publicly available. www.companycheck.co. uk should be a helpful starting point for you to find out more. York Castle
  • Score: 10

10:10pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Binkys says...

Totally agree with York castle ,having talked to people who work for the Theatre Royal I know they make a considerable profit each year as a charity organisation and do not need a vehicle donated as they could easily afford this .
Totally agree with York castle ,having talked to people who work for the Theatre Royal I know they make a considerable profit each year as a charity organisation and do not need a vehicle donated as they could easily afford this . Binkys
  • Score: 9

10:44pm Mon 18 Aug 14

piemagico says...

York Castle wrote:
bloodaxe wrote:
York Castle wrote:
Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre.

Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere?

Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance?

By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?
You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us.
Certainly. The York Press provide frequent updates on the £4m refurbishment programme progress and the contributors to it; Lottery funding, Arts Grants etc. Additionally, the Theatre's financial affairs are operated within 'ltd' companies, so their financial accounts are publicly available. www.companycheck.co.

uk should be a helpful starting point for you to find out more.
No. You stated that the theatre is "very profitable" without providing any evidence. Now's your chance to provide it.

The fact that they are having a £4m refurbishment paid for by grants is not evidence that they are profitable. The previous YP story on this will tell you that £3.4m is being put up by Arts Council and CoYC, and the theatre is still looking for another £0.5m. Show me the retained profits.
[quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]York Castle[/bold] wrote: Why did Oakgate and Caddick give the free gift of a van to York Theatre Royal, for the staff to dodge between the theatre and the Railway Museum. York Theatre Royal are spending £4,000,000 (yes, FOUR MILLION POUNDS!) on refurbishing their very profitable theatre. Could Oakgate and Caddick not find a worthy local charity who were desperately in NEED of transport? For instance, a minibus for disadvantaged children or adults who would have enjoyed going somewhere? Could York Theatre Royal not afford to buy a van out of their £4m refurbishment allowance? By the way, does anyone know who the building company is who will be doing the York Theatre Royal refurbishment?[/p][/quote]You know about the theatre's finances obviously, so please enlighten us.[/p][/quote]Certainly. The York Press provide frequent updates on the £4m refurbishment programme progress and the contributors to it; Lottery funding, Arts Grants etc. Additionally, the Theatre's financial affairs are operated within 'ltd' companies, so their financial accounts are publicly available. www.companycheck.co. uk should be a helpful starting point for you to find out more.[/p][/quote]No. You stated that the theatre is "very profitable" without providing any evidence. Now's your chance to provide it. The fact that they are having a £4m refurbishment paid for by grants is not evidence that they are profitable. The previous YP story on this will tell you that £3.4m is being put up by Arts Council and CoYC, and the theatre is still looking for another £0.5m. Show me the retained profits. piemagico
  • Score: -3

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