THE Glengarriff Theatre Group (GTG) performed a charity show of the very successful “Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood” pantomime on Sunday December 4, 2016 at the Eccles Hotel. The show had a cast of over 170 children from the local area and was thoroughly enjoyed by an audience of close to 300 people.
The gate receipts and raffle proceeds from this show raised a total of €3000, an exceptional result. The GTG would like to thank all who attended the show for their contributions and continued support, with special thanks to the management of the Eccles Hotel for all their help and for waiving the rental fee for the show. Cheques for €1500 each were distributed to two charities who had applied for funding help, namely: Bru Columbanus and Down’s Syndrome Ireland.
Since its formation 16 years ago the Glengarriff Theatre Group, through adult, youth and pantomime performances has proudly raised over €33,000 for various local causes and charities.
Pictured presenting the cheques are (back row, left to right) Lewis O’Sullivan (actor GTG), Deborah Hogan (Secretary GTG), Barry O’Donovan (Down’s Syndrome Ireland), Anne-Maria O’Connor (Bru Columbanus), Laura M. O’Flaherty (Chairperson GTG), Maggie Frame O’Neill (Director GTG), (front row, left to right) Maria O’Sullivan (Youth Facilitator GTG), Liam Cotter and Laura O’Flaherty (actors from the GTG).