Theatre group’s £1k cancer boost

SKEGNESS Musical Theatre Company has given a four-figure boost to a cancer charity after it donated the profits from its latest show.

A £1,000 cheque was handed over to Macmillan Cancer Support recently after the group of volunteers and amateur performers put on a performance called ‘For One Night Only’ with a medley of musical numbers.

The performance attracted a large audience, young and old, to the Embassy Centre in Skegness on February 24.

After 48 years of performing to the town, the decision was made to donate profits from the show to thank the community for its continuing support.

Chairman of SMTC, Andrea Hall, said: “We wanted to give something back to the community and, as unfortunately most people know someone who has been touched by cancer, we chose MacMillan who do such a brilliant job.”

Chairman of Skegness and District Macmillan Cancer Support, Shirley Atherton said: “Without help such as this, Macmillan simply would not exist and be the charity it is today, giving help to those living with cancer.

“Four in ten people in the UK will suffer from cancer in some form during their lives and therefore it is important for us to raise funds to help as many people as we can.”

The show attracted audiences with a range of songs from hit musicals such as Billy Elliot and Les Miserables and showcased some of Skegness’ young performers from Lisa Jay Stage Institute.