THE Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime at the Stag Theatre raised more than £5,000 for local hospice charity ellenor.
The Sevenoaks theatre’s bucket collections at the end of each performance during the five-week run raised a total of £5,242.32. ellenor’s mascot, Ellie, and cast members joined in the fundraising fun, taking selfies with the audience.
CBBC’s Ed Petrie, who played Muddles in the Christmas production, said: “It was great to see so many people in Sevenoaks get behind this fantastic cause. Their generosity bowled me over every night.”
ellenor cares for families of children facing terminal illness or living with life-limiting conditions across West Kent. It provides round-the-clock care at the end of life in the sanctuary of the patient’s own home – the only charity in the county to provide this service.
Katie Gardner, ellenor’s Area Fundraiser, said: “This is the first year we have been supported by panto producers Those Magic Beans, and we are delighted they chose our charity to benefit from their annual pantomime collection.
“The generosity of the audiences for every performance is staggering, and will make a huge difference to the patients, families, and carers supported by ellenor each and every year.
“It costs £6.9million to provide our services every year, and we are dependent on the generosity of the community we serve.”
For more information, call 01474 320007 or visit www.ellenor.org