Success of New Ottregian’s show raises £4,000 for Hospiscare

Members of the New Ottregian's cast of Annie present a cheque for £4,000 to Otter Vale Friends of Ho

Members of the New Ottregian's cast of Annie present a cheque for £4,000 to Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare - Credit: Archant

Performers who received rave reviews for their unique version of the musical Annie also managed to raise a ‘magnificent’ £4,000 for Hospiscare.

The New Ottregians theatre group took to the stage in front of a packed house each night of the show’s run this summer.

Its talented cast included 12 children and canine star Kaya the dog.

The show’s success netted a total of £6,000 – £4,000 of which has now been presented to the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare.

Producer and choreographer Helena Williams-Pugh said: “We made a magnificent total of £4,000, even after paying over £1,000 in rights and another £1,000 to The King’s School [venue], the lighting and sound.”


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She added that 28 members of the cast reunited to present the cheque to the charity that ‘is very important to them’.

Chairman Margery Whittington, who also played the piano for the show, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Otter Vale Friends of Hospiscare.

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The New Ottregians have raised £40,000 for Hospiscare over the past decade - and contributed £80,000 in total to other causes.

Musicians, performers, costume and set designers all give their time for free to ensure as much money as possible goes to charity.

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