Charity Treasure Island panto extravaganza sails into Wimbledon

Treasure Island pantomime pirates are swashbuckling into Wimbledon’s Holy Trinity Church this weekend, proudly presented by MP3 Players theatre group.

Proceeds from the four performances, from Friday to Sunday, will be split evenly between Merton Mencap, who help people with learning disabilities, and homeless charity SPEAR.

MP3 Players producer, Ann Roberts, expressed her excitement ahead of the pantomime, their fourth annual fun-filled family event.

“Each year the MP3 Players choose a different charity to support and this year, thanks to the involvement of different members of the cast, we have chosen these two charities,” she said.

“We hope, with great local support, to raise more than £3,000 and hopefully even a little bit more.”

SPEAR chief executive Stuart Neville thanked the theatrical fund-raisers and talked about the way his organisation has tackled homelessness over the last 25 years.

“Thanks to everyone in the MP3 group – the work of this group and many other charities is essential,” he said.

“We wouldn’t be able to deliver sustainable outcomes for people or make lasting differences in people’s lives without them.

“We seek to engage people and build trusting relationships, hope, esteem and motivation, based on this we find opportunities for them to move into work and inspire them.”

Merton Mencap chief executive Andrew Whittington also commented how vital these events are for the charity.

“Our work can only continue with support and funds so we are delighted to be one of the chosen charities to benefit from the funds raised at the pantomime – which we are looking forward to seeing enormously,” he said.

Tickets for this golden extravaganza will cost adults £7, concessions £5 and a family ticket for four will cost £20.

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