Panto boosts flood action group funds

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Tadcaster Theatre Company’s production of Sleeping Beauty and the Broken Bridge has raised over £1,000 for the town’s flood relief funds.

The panto was adapted and performed specially in a bid to boost the community and morale following the collapse of the bridge over the River Wharfe, caused by the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

“Given the situation with the broken bridge and the town being divided in two, we thought it would be a great idea to have the pantomime adapted to provide us with a fresh up-to-date angle on an old classic and also help the flood victims by donating money to the Tadcaster Flood Action Group,” said Chairman Catherine Marshall.

“We are also grateful to Alan P Frayn for re-writing his script at no additional cost, which all helped with our fundraising,” she added. “We are absolutely delighted to be able to present a cheque for £1,019.37 to Nicola Eades and members of the Flood Action Group.”

“Many thanks to all at Tadcaster Theatre Company for your outstanding efforts and the amazing amount of money you have raised for us,” said Nicola, Senior Co-ordinator for Tadcaster Flood Action Group.

“These funds will certainly go a long way to helping our group and the community of Tadcaster and will be put towards the lifebuoy project,” she added.