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Highcliffe Charity Players donate more than £1,000 to good causes

Despite being unable to stage any productions at the moment, Highcliffe Charity Players are still very much a part of the community, having recently donated more than £1,000 to support four worthy causes.

Carry On Costumes creating vital PPE for local key workers
Carry On Costumes creating vital PPE for local key workers

HCP chairman Georgina Smith said, “In this current climate amongst so much uncertainty, it has been heart-warming for Charity Players to be able to donate money to those close to us and to help local causes through money raised by local people.”

More used to producing costumes for West End shows, Christchurch based Carry On Costumes – which has received £500 – has been creating uniforms for medical and care staff for free since the start of the pandemic.

Christchurch Food Bank received £500.

Manager Tracy Blick said, “There is a huge need for our service in these challenging times. It is a real privilege to assist people on their journey out of crisis, through the help of dedicated volunteers and the wonderful generosity of donors.”

Wings2fly, a unique Bournemouth based ambulance service designed to make the last wishes of terminally ill patients become a reality received £100. This will be boosted by Charity Players’ member Lucy Lamb who promised to sacrifice her locks as soon as she raised £1,000 for the charity.

HCP president ‘Holby City’ actor Guy Henry supports Lurcher SOS Sighthound Rescue, and this charity has received £50.

Guy has also been delivering meals from his local café to NHS workers at St George’s Hospital.  “It’s only a tiddy bit of help I’ve been giving, but I’m glad to do it and the real medics are amused to say hello to Mr Hanssen off the telly,” he says.

Since it was formed nearly 50 years ago, Charity Players has raised over £150,000 for local and national worthy causes.

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