No drama as donation is made
MEMBERS of a drama club in Orwell handed over a donation to a hospice in Cambridge last Wednesday (December 6) to help pay for care at home. The Orwell Players put on three performances of Flying Feathers at the end of last month, raising £1,269 for the Arthur Rank Ho
MEMBERS of a drama club in Orwell handed over a donation to a hospice in Cambridge last Wednesday to help pay for care at home.
The Orwell Players put on three performances of Flying Feathers at the end of last month, raising £1,269 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, on Mill Road.
Chairman Barry Sharman said that his club decided to raise money for the hospice because of the care several people in the village had received.
Mr Sharman said: "I think they do a fantastic job. It is a terrible situation to be in and they help a great deal.
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"This was our way of saying thank you."
The club raised the money through ticket sales and bar takings from the play and by having donation buckets at the performances.
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The money will go towards the Hospice at Home appeal, which helps patients at the end of their lives to remain at home if they wish.
The hospice has been trying to raise £175,000 in order to continue to provide care and support to patients and their families.
Pat Dalrymple, head of fundraising at the hospice, said: "We are absolutely delighted that the Orwell Players chose to support the Hospice at Home appeal.
"Every penny raised will be used to care for patients in their homes.