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Members of the Watlington Young Players have made a donation to a foodbank in Downham following their production of Oliver!

The musical features the song Food Glorious Food and the story line has resonated with the young cast who decided to collect for the foodbank.

Penny Cooke of Watlington Young Players said: "As the story of Oliver starts with children living in a workhouse in the 19th century, dreaming about the beautiful food they would like to have, instead of a meagre portion of gruel everyday, the members of the cast thought it a good idea to donate food to families who are struggling to make ends meet at the moment in the 21st century.

Three members of the Watlington Young Players hand over the cheque and boxes to Alex Coates the centre manager and project coordinator at Downham Market food bank. Photo supplied. (58362381)
Three members of the Watlington Young Players hand over the cheque and boxes to Alex Coates the centre manager and project coordinator at Downham Market food bank. Photo supplied. (58362381)

"Donations of food, animal food and hygiene products were brought by members of the cast to rehearsals and members of the audience were invited to do the same to the performances in July.

"As a result we were able to deliver three boxes of goods to the food bank together with a cheque for £125 as a result of a raffle.

"Three members of the young cast handed the cheque and boxes to Alex Coates, centre manager and project coordinator."

The Watlington Young Players will be performing Oliver. (57785083)
The Watlington Young Players will be performing Oliver. (57785083)

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