Theatre-goers boost charity

Michelle Cooper, left, and Grahamme Sorfleet, of College Players present �750 to Cancer Research UK shop manager Annie Thompson
Michelle Cooper, left, and Grahamme Sorfleet, of College Players present �750 to Cancer Research UK shop manager Annie Thompson
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A THEATRE group raised £750 for charity with its latest performance.

College Players put on Below Stairs at Stamford Arts Centre between November 9 and November 12 with 50p from each ticket sale being donated to Cancer Research UK, as well as bucket collections at its performances, including two which were sold out.

The donations were made at the request of play author Alan Lewis, who battled cancer and asked for donations instead of a royalty fee.

College Players’ secretary Michelle Cooper said: “We had fabulous support from people, both in terms of coming to see the shows and donating towards the charity.”

The money was presented to Annie Thompson, who is manager of the Cancer Research UK shop in St Paul’s Street, Stamford.

Michelle said: “They were absolutely overwhelmed and couldn’t believe how much we had raised.”