A special film screening will be taking place at a local cinema to raise funds for Pilgrim hospital, Boston’s children’s ward.
The Savoy Cinema in Boston will be screening the film Wonder on Saturday 9 December at 2pm and all proceeds will be going towards buying new DVD players for the rooms on the children’s ward.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the inspiring and heart-warming story of August (Auggie to his friends) Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Emma Boole, Acting Sister said, “We are really grateful to the cinema for doing this for us. The DVD players mean we can play more films for our patients and will be a welcome distraction for those children and adolescents who need to stay with us.”
Samuel Thwaytes, manager of Savoy Boston said, “We are having a charity screening of the film Wonder on behalf of the children’s and adolescents’ ward at Pilgrim hospital. We will be donating all proceeds from the film to the ward and Lionsgate Films have also kindly agreed to donate their distributor’s share too. Please join us with your friends and family and help to raise money for this worthy cause.”