The latest £250 sponsorship cheque from the Forfar Roof Truss Company has come at a perfect time for the Kirriemuir Panto Group.
As the cast rehearse in earnest for their production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, which runs from December 7 to 12 in the town hall, their application for the monthly donation from the Forfar company was named as the latest recipient.
Ellen Brooks, group secretary, said: “We run a yearly show during the festive period that has seven showings. The running costs of this are high and we are a non-profit organisation that relies solely on ticket sales, funding and the occasional grant.
“Each year we offer the opportunity for children in second year and above and adults to have a go on stage and be a part of the production. We help them gain confidence and experience in performing and give them the opportunity to perform in front of a paying audience.
“I truly believe we help inspire the kids, with many of them going on to study acting at specialised schools, perform in school talent shows or even go on and aspire to be actors/actresses as a career choice. It is truly an honour to see these children grow in confidence and build new friendships with children and adults from all different backgrounds and of many different ages.
“Your donation would help us with the running costs of this year’s show and allow us to continue to keep running our yearly show and carry on inspiring children for many years to come.”
Every month the Forfar Roof Truss Company Limited, in conjunction with the Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald, kindly donates a £250 sponsorship cheque to a local group or individual in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area.
Over the years thousands of pounds have been donated to a variety of local causes.
If you feel you or your organisation could benefit from a £250 boost you should apply in writing to “Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project”, c/o Angus County Press Limited, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH, by the last day in any given month.
Accompanying your application should be details (no more than 300 words) providing relevant background information on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used. Repeat applications will be accepted, although successful applicants in any given month will not be re-considered during the remainder of the year. The judging panel comprises members of the Angus County Press editorial staff. The money could be used, for example, by playgroups for equipment or outings; to provide entertainment for sheltered housing residents or books for schools - the list is endless.