Award-winning local amateur theatre group Highcliffe Charity Players has donated £3,000 to support five worthy causes.
Award-winning local amateur theatre group Highcliffe Charity Players has donated £3,000 to support five worthy causes – £1,000 to Macmillan Caring Locally, £500 to Kezia Needham who is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for Meningitis Research Foundation, £500 to Elle Paskins for the Ella Turner Support Fund, £500 to support Matthew Smith’s London Marathon bid for Make-A-Wish UK and £500 to John Gayler for his forthcoming Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The cheques were presented by HCP Chairman Georgina Smith at St Mark’s Hall, Highcliffe during a break in rehearsals for the Company’s forthcoming annual pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Regent Centre in January. Said Georgina, “This is the best night of our year – the night that makes all our hard work worthwhile. Charity Players are so lucky that we get to do a hobby we love whilst raising money for worthwhile charities. And as there are several people connected with our Society who have charities or challenges they are facing close to their hearts this year, it seemed fitting to support them all.”
HCP’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs at the Regent Centre, Christchurch, over ten performances from 21 to 28 January 2017 and as usual, all profits from the panto will be donated to local and national causes. In their 46-year history, the Players have donated more than £100,000 to charity.