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Potters show raises £12,500

PUBLISHED: 10:08 16 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:27 30 June 2010

FUNDRAISING fever hit Potters Leisure Resort at the weekend when 400 musical fans raised £12,549 for the Palliative Care East appeal.

Guests packed into the resort's Atlas Theatre on Saturday to watch the Potters Theatre Company perform the show Spring Fever, featuring songs from hit musicals including Wicked, Les Miserables and Hairspray.

FUNDRAISING fever hit Potters Leisure Resort at the weekend when 400 musical fans raised £12,549 for the Palliative Care East appeal.

Guests packed into the resort's Atlas Theatre on Saturday to watch the Potters Theatre Company perform the show Spring Fever, featuring songs from hit musicals including Wicked, Les Miserables and Hairspray.

The money raised from ticket sales was £5,970 and this sum was matched by the leisure resort's owners Brian and Judy Potter, with £609 of donations swelling the total to its final figure.

The theatre company employs 50 full time entertainers, musicians and technical crew who are based at the Atlas Theatre.

A Yarmouth couple have also provided a boost for the appeal by donating £500 raised at their golden wedding celebration at the Masonic Rooms in Great Yarmouth on March 27. Alan and Gloria Smith, of Queens Road, also raised donations in January in memory of their son-in-law Billy Pollard.

Their golden wedding party was at the Albert Square lodge with over 90 guests including friends and relatives who enjoyed performances from singers and entertainers.

The donations bring the appeal's total to £1,084,471, with the aim being to raise £1.5m for a new palliative care centre in the grounds of the James Paget University Hospital to provide respite care for people with terminal illnesses.

Forthcoming events in aid of the appeal include:

Loddon Band will give a concert at Trinity Methodist Church in Park Road Lowestoft tomorrow.

On Thursday, there will be a fashion show at Jarrolds in Norwich, with a finger buffet. Tickets cost £10 and there will be clothes to suit all ages. The event starts at 6.30pm.

On May 15 there will be a Butterfly Day when appeal supporters will be out and about giving away butterfly badges for a donation of £1.

The Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth will host a charity walk in the Acle area on Sunday May 16

On May 19 Yarmouth College will be holding a dinner and dance at Oasis Sports and Leisure Club in Norwich.

Recent donations to the appeal:

Family and friends of Boarcham Sparkes £760; Zoiyar Cole-Butterflies £15; Great Yarmouth Indoor Bowls Club £35; Reydon and Southwold Panto Group £1,000; Ian Garrett Building Design Ltd £43; The Ocean Room Ltd £1,000; Mr Russell Brinded- in memory of Colin Brinded £170; Mrs G A Watson- 70th birthday £100; Mr B Lamb in memory of Raymond W Lamb £133; Mr C Wilkins-Jones in memory of Mr R W Lamb £43; Mrs D Oliver- in memory of Mr Ray Goodwin £20; Mr Richard Hoskin in memory of Mrs Ursula Hoskin £110; Jug and Bottle £209; Alan and Gloria Smith- golden wedding anniversary £500; Mrs Pert in memory of Gladys Cooper £195; H A Jacobs £50; B Bryant- St Margaret's Church £267; Mrs T Bowles in memory of Joseph A Bowles £155; Mr R Elwin- in memory of Ronald Elwin £50; Mrs D Hurrell- in memory of Joan A Davies £115; Tony Mallion - Yarmouth Rotary Club charter night £200; Jack Beavers in memory of Ray Whawell £60; M A Doe £20.


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