Good causes laughing all the way to the bank thanks to Dunchurch panto

Some of the beneficiaries of Dunchurch Pantomaniacs' success
Some of the beneficiaries of Dunchurch Pantomaniacs' success

Scores of people will benefit from the success of Dunchurch Pantomaniacs’ Silver Jubilee production of Goldielocks & the Three Bears.

The show was their most successful for many years, with over 800 villagers attending. But this year the company had to overcome their shock as when one of their stalwarts, Guy Watt, sustained multiple injuries in a car crash in January with two performances yet to be staged.

In the best traditions of the theatre, the group decided that “the show must go on” and two other members of the group stepped in to take on his role.

At the Pantomaniacs AGM, the group decided on a number of donations amounting to £1,460 and pledged a further £2,000 in support of the emergency services charities to be nominated by Guy.

The causes to benefit include BEN the Motor Industry Charity at Easenhall, Dunchurch Library, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, the Rugby Cancer Ball Group – Arden Cancer Centre, Bradby Young People’s Club, Myton Hospice and Dunchurch WI.

Pantomaniac Mike Judge said: “We would like to thank every member of their audience and all those who helped to put on such a successful show and help to raise all this money.”