Monday, 15 December 2014

East Kent Mencap’s drama group PANTO

Panto performance a success for adults with learning disabilities:
 
‘A Huge thank-you to everyone who supported us!’ was the overall response from East Kent Mencap’s drama group after performing to a crowd of nearly 150 people last Thursday (11th) at the Centre on Alpha Rd, Birchington.
 
Including the cast, 170 people came through the doors on the day – making “Beauty & The Beast” our most popular Christmas Panto to date.’ said Fundraising Manager, Jane Brooke -
 
‘The drama group have worked tirelessly all year long, so there is nothing more satisfying than seeing family, friends and local supporters come along and celebrate their achievements with them.’
 
Members of Lloyds bank in Birchington volunteered on the day and the show was visited by staff at Westwood Cross (Currently choosing National Mencap as their Charity of The Year), and members of the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory where the EKM photography group frequent.
 
‘Seeing teams from different areas we operate in, truly made the performers feel valued – we appreciate all the raffle donations received from local businesses also, including Hornby, Tesco Margate, Co-op Birchington, The Village Florist, Bottle Shop and ‘Best One’, Birchington, Silver Blades Ice Rinks & The KM Treasure Chest – Overall, we raised £400 on the day from ticket sales and raffle!’
 
Money raised will go towards supporting the group’s drama plans in 2015 so look out for them.
 
For more info on their work in the community visit: www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
 
 
East Kent Mencap are a local charity providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities; enabling them to achieve the things that they want out of life, be included and treated equally.
 
 
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Paul Wrynne - Fundraising and Communications Assistant
East Kent Mencap | www.eastkentmencap.co.uk
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