A theatre group has handed over the proceeds of bucket collections at its Christmas pantomime to two good causes.
Stamford Pantomime Players held the bucket collections at its performances of Puss in Boots at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre in aid of the Histiocytosis Research Trust and Dementia Support South Lincolnshire.
An aftershow party was held at Ryhall Village Hall on Saturday where players chairman Liz Paige gave cheques for £650 each to Andrea and Paul Scholes, who have been fundraising for the Histocytosis Research Trust in memory of their son Oliver who died in June aged two.
Tracey Finlay was also there to accept the cheque for Dementia Support in memory of her father Tony Knighten, who died last year.
The charities were chosen because Tony was the musical director for the shows between 1984 and 1993 and Andrea, a reporter at the Mercury, was involved in the pantomime when she was younger.
Andrea said: “It has been 13 years since I was involved with the pantomime so it was great to hear they wanted to support our charity after all this time.”
And Tracey, who has been raising awareness of the challenge carers face, was also grateful for the donation, which she accepted on behalf of her mother Deirdre.