TIMES may be hard – but this colourful group of characters proved there is no shortage of goodwill, by raising £2,300 for Rotherham Hospice.
In just four nights the Harthill Tuppers toured 31 pubs, clubs and restaurants presenting their own version of The Derby Tup, an ancient mummers’ play, to the delight of generous audiences.
On one night alone, the seven strong team dressed as traditional characters from the centuries old play and raised £1,174.
Organiser Norman Anderson said: “It’s a fantastic amount of money to collect in just four nights, considering we are in the middle of a recession, but the public were prepared to dig deep for such a worthy cause.
“The Derby Tup has been performed by men from Harthill for more than 35 years and we do it to keep alive a lovely old tradition while raising money.”