ETC has supported the fund raising efforts of Light Relief since it was formed in 2001, making many donations over the years. Now the company’s UK office has pledged ongoing support for the charity over the next five years, with five annual donations totalling £12,500.

Presenting the first £2,500 cheque to trustee Matthew Griffiths at the ETC/ABTT Christmas party on December 14, Fred Foster, CEO of ETC, said, “Our industry would not exist without its many freelance lighting designers and technicians. Light Relief has already provided much needed practical and financial help to many of our colleagues and I am delighted that ETC can enable it to continue this fine program.”

Thanking Fred on behalf of Light Relief, Matthew Griffiths, who is also managing director of PLASA, said, “Light Relief assists freelancers in our industry who need immediate assistance in times of crisis. One-off donations are always welcome of course, but this kind of ongoing support is not only very generous of ETC but demonstrates that key players in the industry are behind us 100%.”