Spilsby Co-op champions SLAPS panto society

Members of Spilsby Local Amateur Pantomime Society (SLAPS) receive a cheque for �739.42 from the Co-op in Spilsby.
Members of Spilsby Local Amateur Pantomime Society (SLAPS) receive a cheque for �739.42 from the Co-op in Spilsby.

Spilsby Local Amateur Pantomime Society (SLAPS) receive boost

Spilsby Co-op (Lincolnshire) will raise funds for Spilsby Local Amateur Pantomime Society (SLAPS) for the first quarter of this year.

Ellie Read, store manager, said “Our Community Champion scheme ensures that we raise money for local good causes.

“We were delighted to select SLAPS because the annual pantomime is a great community initiative involving local people in bringing light hearted entertainment to Spilsby.”

Denis Chandler, director of the recent pantomime Robin Hood, said: “Our production involved many sections of the community through casting, production, stage management, costume design and marketing.

“We are delighted that the Coop selected SLAPS as Community Champions. They have raised £739.42 which is a magnificent amount for SLAPS.”

David Stonehouse, secretary of SLAPS, said, “Our production costs are significant in putting on a pantomime so this donation from the Coop will go towards our costume hire, sound and lighting equipment.

“Each year we try to improve our production to make it better than the previous year. I would like to thank the Co-op for their generosity”.

l SLAPS annual general meeting is on Wednesday, April 6, at 7pm in the Nelson Butt on Market Street.

SLAPS is a local amateur dramatic society pantomime. It was reformed in 2011 after many years of inactivity. Robin Hood was the fifth production and work has already started on next year’s script. It involved many sections of the community through casting, production, stage management, costume design and marketing. Auditions for the new production will be held in August and rehearsals start in October for next February’s production. More information can be found on SLAPS website www. http://slapantos.wix.com/slaps