A YOUTH theatre group has received a cash boost to help pay for much-needed equipment.
Retail store Taylors of Tickhill has been raising money through the Making A Difference Locally (MADL) charity because of its membership of Nisa - a cause which helps shops fundraise for its community.
The shop in the town’s Market Place managed to raise £430 for CATS youth drama group.
That money will be used to buy head microphones to be used during their stage shows. The group has just finished four performances at Doncaster’s Little Theatre of its version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs directed by group leader Simon Carr.
Christopher Taylor, Taylors of Tickhill store owner, said: “We are delighted to make this donation to CATS to assist with its pantomime performance and future shows, the group is much loved by local children that attend and the performances are enjoyed by the local community.
“Both of my two daughters, who are now in their mid-twenties, participated in the drama group when they were younger and benefited tremendously from the experience of performing live theatre at a young age, which enhanced their self-confidence.
“As a local independent retailer Taylors looks forward to supporting more local good causes in the future through the Making A Difference Locally charity.”
The CATS group, which caters for children from the age of five, would like to thank Taylors and its shoppers for the donation.
The group meets at Tickhill Pavilion on Saturdays with the under 11s sessions held from 9am to 11am and the overs between 11am and 1pm.