The Sorcerer proves to be charity magic in King’s Lynn

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A successful run at Lynn’s Art Centre last month for a West Norfolk theatre group saw local businesses making almost £2,000 of charity donations.

Each performance of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s The Sorcerer saw a business paired up with a charity to which they made a donation.

The opening night of the show saw Hayes and Storr twinned with Age UK Norfolk, and vice chairman James Morgan presented trustees of the charity with two cheques for £600 before the sell-out performance.

Jonathan Bolton, vice-chairman of Age UK Norfolk trustees said: “West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society put on a brilliant and entertaining performance and we are delighted to have been one of their chosen charities for this production.

“The charity is hugely grateful to Hayes and Storr Solicitors for their generous donation and we would also like to thank the many theatregoers who contributed to the collection after the show.”

Also twinned were Fenton Insurance Solutions with Tapping House Hospice, The Mortgage Bureau and Artertons with Headway Brain Injuries, and Hayhow and Co. with Macmillan Cancer Support. Overall a total of £1,849 was donated to the four charities.

Chief Executive of Tapping House Hospice, Richard Shaw, said: “The talent and generosity of the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society shone through in a professional and thoroughly entertaining evening. We are very grateful, it was a very impressive evening.”

Any business or charity interested in taking part in the twinning project next year should contact Amanda Arterton by emailing