Friday, 18 May 2012

Pantomime funds raised by Ashwren Players shared between Star Throwers and East Coast Truckers

Star Throwers was one of two charities who recently benefited from the pantomime fun and frolics of local amateur dramatic group the Ashwren Players.

Ashwren, formed from residents of Ashwellthorpe, Wreningham and Mulbarton, performed their annual pantomime in February.

This year’s show was Treasure Island, written and directed by local businessman and South Norfolk councillor Bob McClenning.

Takings raised from raffles held at each performance raised £250, which was matched by takings from ticket sales. The total funds raised were split between East Coast Truckers and Star Throwers.

At a recent party held by the Ashwren Players a cheque was presented to both charities. Anthony Perry, Star Throwers representative, explained on the evening how the charity, based in Wymondham, provides counselling, emotional support, therapies and advice to support for cancer battlers.

Star Throwers would like to say a big thank you to Val Keel, chairman of Ashwren Players, together with the cast and crew of Treasure Island for their wonderful fundraising effort and well done for putting on a very entertaining show.