Calendar Girls clocks up £3,000 for West Norfolk charity

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The King’s Lynn Players have brought their total fundraising for last year’s production of Calendar Girls to £3,000, as the final donations were presented to the Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund.

At the society’s annual meeting, Sharon Fox, director of the hugely successful Calendar Girls production, 
handed over a cheque for £500 to Michael and Wendy Foot, founders of the charity, 
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In addition to the £2,500 initially raised from the production, this £500 came from the sales of their alternative calendars, which featured actresses from the production and brought the total to £3,000.

Carol Beveridge, chairman of the Players, said: “Calendar Girls was Sharon’s first play for the Society and was a huge success. We are so pleased to have raised this amount of money for such a worthy cause.

“We hope that her next production of Whistle Down The Wind will be equally successful. Sharon has directed numerous musicals for us, mainly with Sam Ashby, who is again musical director. We have high hopes that this will be a fantastic success!”

Sharon is now in rehearsal for their next musical, Whistle Down The Wind, which will be performed from November 12-15 at Lynn’s Arts Centre.

Sharon Fox added: “To perform in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is a treat for anyone and for the cast this will be an exciting experience.

“It will take hard work, dedication and commitment from every single member of the Company and the production team.”

Tickets are available now from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.