Hit show gives boost to three city charities

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A theatre group’s production of hit show Calendar Girls has raised over £2,000 for three local charities.

Members of the Hathersage Players presented £700 each to representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital Cancer Unit, Weston Park Hospital and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The play by Tim Firth was performed to packed audiences at Hathersage Memorial Hall in October.

The production, directed by Val Robinson and Pat McLoughlin, was a sell-out success and money was donated from every ticket sold.

Revenue also came from sales of programmes and refreshments.

To increase the takings still further the group held a Women’s Institute Cake and Gift Stall in the interval each night, and took additional donations in charity collection buckets.

The true story of WI members in Yorkshire who posed nude for a calendar and raised thousands of pounds for cancer research has inspired amateur drama groups across the world to follow suit and bare all for charity.

Dr Martin Robinson from Weston Park said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation.”