grateful youngsters who enjoyed a fun-packed pantomime have written touching thank-you letters to the organisers.
Pupils from Owler Brook Primary School, in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, put pen to paper after enjoying the performance of Dick Whittington by Manor Operatic Society.
They attended the panto at Sheffield City Hall thanks to charity Ant Kids and its sponsors.
Afterwards little Ayomide Lambe wrote: “It was so lovely. I always wished and dreamed to go and see a proper pantomime and you have made my dream come true.”
Halima Owler said: “I would like to say thank you for the tickets and the goody bags. I enjoyed watching the show.”
In total 2,000 youngsters enjoyed the performance, with free giveaways including ice cream and tasty treats.
But it seems the stage action was the thing that captivated them most.
One youngster wrote: “My favourite bit was when Dame Jolly sat on the dough and everyone threw dough at them. Also my sister loved it, her favourite bit is when she saw the fairy.
“My mum’s favourite bit was when the children played buckets and a little baby went up.”
Letters and pictures from the youngsters were sent to Manor Operatic Society, Sheffield City Hall, and Ant Kids founder Anthony Hinchliffe, the chief executive of Sheffield-based telemarketing firm Ant Marketing.
Mr Hinchliffe said he had been taking his children to the panto for 10 years and wanted others to enjoy the fun.
He said: “It was fantastic to see so many Sheffield children enjoying themselves.”