Forest animals raise cancer support

Daphne Duck, played by Sally Dobie
Daphne Duck, played by Sally Dobie

WHITBY drama school students joined forces with The Falling Foss Tea Gardens to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support recently.

Performing as woodland creatures, students from the Paul Nicholas School of Acting and Performing Arts (PNSA) managed to raise £152.73.

Charlotte Knowles as Little Red Riding Hood

Charlotte Knowles as Little Red Riding Hood

Students will again don their fairy tale costumes tomorrow (23 July) in Pannett Park, between 2.15pm and 3.30pm.

PNSA Principal Katrina Stead explained the woodland goings-on: “Frou Frou the rabbit had lost her bobtail, and visitors to the mile-long trail had to find out who had taken it and where it was.

“Cunning Freddy Fox and his young cub had stolen it but Mother Nature had managed to outwit him and placed her elves Dibby and Dobby in charge of guarding the bobtail in the Fairy Glen.

“Other friendly creatures in this magical wood also entertained the public with songs, dances and chatter.”

Frou Frou Bunny - Kim Turford - and Clara Cat - Lily Newton - helping raise money for Macmillan

Frou Frou Bunny - Kim Turford - and Clara Cat - Lily Newton - helping raise money for Macmillan

PNSA students regularly perform for charitable organisations and community events and over the last few years have performed at the Swing Bridge Centenary, Whitby Wartime Weekend, Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day and the Heritage Open Day at Whitby Pavilion.

For further details or to have PNSA students perform at your event contact Katrina Stead on (01947) 810082.