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raised of £3,000 target by 105 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,170 to save St Stephen Pantomime Company’s 75th anniversary production and rebuild our funds to keep our pantomime going for the years to come

    St Stephen, Cornwall
    Funded on Wednesday, 18th September 2019

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    My name is Graham Ford and I am the Chairman of St Stephen Pantomime Company. We are an amateur pantomime group who have been performing in the village of St Stephen in Cornwall since 1945.

    In 2020 we are due to be celebrating our 75th anniversary: an amazing achievement for us and our village. We have worked incredibly hard in order to build our pantomime into what it is - renowned for the quality of our shows which are enjoyed by hundreds of people each year.

    Devastatingly, we have recently discovered we have been the victims of a shocking and selfish large theft by a former committee member of our group which has left us in a deep financial predicament regarding the future of our pantomime. This matter is being investigated by the Police and we are working with them to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to justice.

    All of us at St Stephen Pantomime Company remain committed to putting on our 75th anniversary production of Sleeping Beauty and ensuring that this is cause for celebration for our group and our community. However this is a significant challenge for us, as we have been left in a position where we do not have the funds available to meet the cost of putting on our pantomime.

    We have been overwhelmed by support for our JustGiving page so far. This is only one of the ways we have planned to raise money over the next few months as we work towards rebuilding the thousands of pounds that have been so selfishly taken from us, and that we need to safeguard the future of our pantomime, towards our total fundraising goal of £8000.

    Whatever you can give would be so hugely appreciated by all the members of our company, who have worked so hard for the last 74 years to keep this tradition alive in our village.

    Thank you for reading and for your support.



    • Graham Ford2 years ago
      Graham Ford

      Graham Ford

      2 years ago

      Once again we cannot believe people's generosity and that we've reached £3000 - thank you! Whilst our fundraising efforts continue to get to our £8000 goal, to help us recover from the crime we have been victim of and to ensure the future of our pantomime company, as a result of the overwhelming response to our appeal so far we are delighted to confirm that our 2020 75th anniversary production of Sleeping Beauty can now go ahead. Thank you to everyone for making that possible. Your continued support and donations are so appreciated by us all.

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    • Graham Ford2 years ago
      Graham Ford

      Graham Ford

      2 years ago

      A week ago today we could not have imagined the response to our JustGiving page. Thanks to the wonderful generosity we have been shown, we have been able to once again slightly increase our JustGiving target which, if we achieve it, will move us one step closer to achieving our overall fundraising goal of £8000. We honestly just cannot thank everyone enough for their continued support, which has made us even more determined that “the show must go on”. Thank you!

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    • Graham Ford2 years ago
      Graham Ford

      Graham Ford

      2 years ago

      We have been absolutely overwhelmed by everyone's kind words, support and generosity at this incredibly tough time for our pantomime family. We never expected to be able to meet our initial £1000 target so quickly and this has given us all a real boost at what has been the most challenging time in our nearly 75 year history. Words cannot fully express how grateful we are for what we have achieved so far, but we still have a lot of work to do to rebuild the thousands of pounds of funds that have been so selfishly taken from us.

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    • Sue & Rob Harrison

      Sue & Rob Harrison

      Jul 1, 2019


    • Nigel & Jenny Chapman

      Nigel & Jenny Chapman

      Jun 30, 2019

      Hi Graham, disappointed to hear about the situation, but delighted to see that the future looks brighter now due to help from so many people. Hope the 75th anniversary pantomime is a huge success.


    • Caroline pickard

      Caroline pickard

      Jun 7, 2019

      Best Wishes to keep such a wonderful Theatre Company going for many more years!


    • Chris and Gina Starnes

      Chris and Gina Starnes

      Jun 6, 2019

      Go St Stephens panto


    • Jason and Deborah Rundle

      Jason and Deborah Rundle

      Jun 5, 2019

      Sorry to hear about this. Good luck with the fundraising.


    • Clive & Gloria Brown

      Clive & Gloria Brown

      Jun 5, 2019


    • Stevie Kennedy

      Stevie Kennedy

      Jun 4, 2019

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