Show must go on for Chesterfield’s charity fundraisers Community Players

Fundraising champions the Community Players have their sights set on returning to pantomime performances.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 8:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 8:19 am
Community Players raised money  for Ashgate Hospicecare through the  Markovitz Virtual Sparkle Night in 2020.
Community Players raised money for Ashgate Hospicecare through the Markovitz Virtual Sparkle Night in 2020.

The north Derbyshire group, which has raised more than £100,000 for good causes through annual shows, is hoping to stage a panto in 2022 after the pandemic scuppered this year’s production.

Members are hoping to be able to resume rehearsals in the autumn which will enable them to perform at Hasland Playhouse early next year.

The Community Players haven’t been inactive over the past year. They took part in the Markovitz Virtual Sparkle Night 2020 to help raise vital funds for Ashgate Hospicecare at a time when they have never needed the support more.

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Several members took part in a two-hour danceathon virtually over three households and raised more than £1400 thanks to family, friends, the public and a generous donation from Derbyshire Health United who have been loyal supporters of the Community Players for many years.