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Medieval Times to raise money for Red Cross

Funds benefit victims in the Philippines

LAWRENCEVILLE — If you don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving, you can feel good going out to dinner and a show at Medieval Times.

On Nov. 28, every castle in the United States and Canada — yes, including the one in Lawrenceville — is donating $10 of each ticket sold that day to the Red Cross. It’s for the relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.

“The Red Cross is doing amazing work in the Philippines to provide relief where it’s needed most, and we want to help,” said Perico Montaner, president of Medieval Times. “We are deeply grateful for the generosity of individuals who give back to those in need. Medieval Times wants to support the disaster relief efforts and provide hope for tomorrow.”

Thanksgiving Day is usually busy at the castle, which is why the day was selected in the hopes to raise a significant amount of money for the cause.

“I want to thank the Medieval Times organization for doing something for the people of the Philippines in this time of need. I am grateful that they are making a substantial donation from proceeds of their nine shows on Nov. 28,” said Richard Gordon, head of the Philippine Red Cross. “We need your help. Help cannot wait. Lives of people are at stake and we need to move fast. The priorities right now are clean water, food and shelter, so any monetary contribution will be used for these essential necessities.”

In addition to the Thanksgiving Day $10 give-back to Red Cross, all nine castles are offering reduced ticket prices. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting www.medievaltimes.com.

The Lawrenceville venue is located inside of Sugarloaf Mills Mall at Entrance 5 near Forever 21.