A round of applause for Dymchurch Players’ fundraising!

Kent amateur dramatics group Dymchurch Players have raised an amazing £2,850 through their ongoing support for HOLG over the past year – and they’re not stopping there!

The 32 strong group of both adult and junior members, has held a number of productions over the past 12 months, with money made from ticket sales, raffle and donations given to their chosen charities. These included their 2022 spring play Star Struck which raised £750, Christmas panto Cinderella which raised £1,200 and most recently, £900 was raised at their 2023 panto – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The group now plans to add to that total by raising funds from their soon to be announced autumn play.

Formed in 1984, the Players started supporting charities in 2012 when then chairman, Mark Head, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Initially raising money for national and well-known charities, the group decided to focus on organisations within 10 miles of Dymchurch and have raised over £55,000 for charities in a little over 10 years!

Secretary and producer, Claire Gosney, comments:

“It’s really important to us to raise money for good causes, and we’re incredibly grateful to our audiences for all their support in doing this.

“I knew HOLG fundraising officer Pam Meller from her previous roles, so I know what amazing work they do. It’s easier to choose in favour of a group you can relate to; given that most of us have lost someone and know how hard it is for an adult to process, HOLG is a very easy group to want to help.”

HOLG CEO, Caroline Ford, adds:

“A massive thank you to everyone at Dymchurch Players; they’ve raised a huge amount and their ongoing commitment is invaluable to HOLG, meaning we can plan ahead and help more families.

“I hope more people will be encouraged to have a great night out at one of their brilliant shows and support their fundraising efforts!”

If you would like to find out more about Dymchurch Players’ upcoming productions, how you can support their fundraising goals, or even become a member, visit their website https://www.dymchurchplayers.co.uk/