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Stage set for funds bid

ONE of the last pantomimes of this year’s season will raise funds for two charities close to participants’ hearts.

ONE of the last pantomimes of this year’s season will raise funds for two charities close to participants’ hearts.

Brain Tumour UK and Birmingham Children’s Hospital will benefit when the Friary Players celebrate their 25th anniversary with The Battle of Pantoland.

The charities have been chosen because of the support they have given to one of the Players’ younger members Iona Atkins.

Iona, a former Shining Star who was chosen to switch on Solihull’s Christmas lights, has been battling a brain tumour and is currently in the midst of an intensive month-long course of radio therapy.

The Battle of Pantoland has been penned by Charlie Moss and is being staged at Our Lady of Compassion School in Kineton Green Road, Olton, from February 19-21. Performances are at 7.30pm, with a 2pm matinee on the Saturday too.

Admission is free and people are welcome to turn up, with donations invited on the day or night for the group’s chosen charities.

 

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