Become a SpArC Supporter and SpArC Theatre friend


cheque or cash: made payable to Sport and Art in the Community SpArC South West Shropshire or cash donations can be handed in at the SpArC leisure centre front desk, or at Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle.

There are also collection boxes at various shops and outlets in and around BC. If you have a local business, shop or cafe and think you could raise money for SpArC this way, please email us

The Co-op in Bishops Castle has appointed Save the SpArC  as one of its
designated local charities for 2018 –
All funds raised for SpArC through this initiative will be used to fund additional sports and arts activities for young people during the school holidays.
You can apply for a Co-op card in store and then register to support SpArC online at

You can support our ongoing fund-raising campaign by helping with publicity, volunteering for future events, or organising an event of your own – please contact Ruth Houghton, Kate Evans or Lou Prole at

Sign up to the Supporters E-News by sending your email address to: to receive our regular Supporters Newsletters.
(NB we do not share this information with anyone else)

SpArC Theatre
The Save The SpArC campaign is not just about saving sports and leisure facilities in Bishop’s Castle. It also includes supporting the SpArC Theatre, which runs separately within the SpArC leisure Centre, ensuring that it remains a vital part of our local community.
The Theatre’s aim is to ensure accessible, sustainable and high-quality arts opportunities for South West Shropshire in the form of Live Music, Live Theatre, Films, Satellite Screenings, Workshops, and Art Exhibitions.
The Theatre is run by a Manager and volunteers and managed by Enterprise South West Shropshire (ESWS) which is a Social Enterprise running a range of services in the area including the local Library, Drop-in IT Centre and event equipment hire.
The Theatre has staged 120 events attended by over 5500 people in the last 12 months.
If you would like to support the Theatre you can do so by becoming a Friend of SpArC Theatre.
Please visit the website to find out more or speak to someone at the box office at SpArC or Enterprise House 01588 630321/ 638038 ( £15 individual or £25 for joint annual membership)