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WICKED Announces Partnership With Anti-Bullying Charity The Ben Cohen Standup Foundation

We have to say it, ” What a wicked awesome team up!”

WICKED, the award-winning hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce its partnership with anti-bullying charity The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, which launched in the UK last night (Thursday 10 May).

Established by England Rugby World Cup champion, Ben Cohen MBE, The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it.

Executive Producer Michael McCabe said in a statement: “Through its story of a young girl who is demonised because of her looks, Wicked has encouraged audiences across the world to draw inspiration from her choice to standup for what she believes. We are immensely proud of our anti-bullying work here in London, and we now look forward to making even more of a difference by partnering with Ben Cohen‘s remarkable new charity”

Ben Cohen MBE, founder of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, commented: “We are thrilled to launch the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation in the UK and extremely grateful for the support of WICKED. Getting the message out about bullying and its long-term negative effects could not be done without the support and collaborative efforts of our partners. Post-launch, our work will not only focus on raising- awareness of the issue but also focus on fundraising to support organisations doing real-world work to eradicate bullying.”
Read more: http://westend.broadwayworld.com

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