Variety Wessex was delighted to receive a cheque for £5,246.53 raised via bucket collections following Jack and the Beanstalk performances at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth.

Pictured presenting the cheque are Paul Griffiths, centre, from BH Live, and Steve Turner, manager of the Pavilion Bournemouth, and receiving are Frances Cornelius, second right, chair of Variety Wessex, and Variety committee members Judy Hiscoke, right, and Avril Owton MBE.

Variety Wessex chair, Frances Cornelius said:

“A huge thank you to all who gave up their time to cover the individual daily collections especially Variety Committee members Judy Hiscoke, Reda Lyle and Avril Owton; to UK Productions and the panto cast and the generous audience members who donated. The money collected on behalf of Variety will fund very special experiences for 50 underprivileged young carers in Kinson and Boscombe during 2018”.