Pie appeal takes centre stage

Grenoside and Birley Carr Players
Grenoside and Birley Carr Players
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Making the perfect pie is no joke – but members of a Sheffield theatre group reckon they’ve cooked up the perfect recipe for success.

The Grenoside and Birley Carr Players are to support St Luke’s Hospice by performing a Gilbert and Sullivan comic operetta next month.

But director Stephen Andrews decided he wanted to go further – and has signed up to host an event for The Star’s Great Pie and Peas Up campaign.

The appeal supports the hospice’s efforts to pay for its new £5 million inpatient unit – and we have pledged to raise £100,000 towards one of 14 single rooms in the wing of the building in Whirlow, Sheffield.

Readers are being urged to hold pie and pea suppers anytime in March and collect donations to help the appeal hit the target.

“We’re all keen to do whatever we can for St Luke’s and when I heard about the Great Pie and Peas Up I decided it was something I could do,” said Stephen.

“Pie and peas is a great Sheffield tradition and a great way to raise money for St Luke’s.

“We’re delighted too that, throughout the week of our show, the St Luke’s team will be on hand to hold nightly collections.”

Suppers can be held in homes, workplaces, pubs, restaurants and community halls.

Everyone who registers receives a pack with invitations, a poster, placemats and even a Pie and Peas Up quiz.

The Grenoside and Birley Carr Players’ show, The Yeoman of the Guard, runs at Grenoside Community Centre on Main Street from March 25 to 29.

To book tickets call 01226 754 462.

n For more information, or to register to hold a supper, visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/pieandpeasup or call 0114 235 7600.