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Theatre company’s boost for hospital garden project

Beverley Theatre Company’s recent sell-out production of The Vicar of Dibley resulted in £1,300 being raised towards the cost of providing a “quiet garden” for cancer patients at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. Tony Musgrave, the theatre company’s chairman, explained that joining the cast on stage each night was the Positive Note Choir from Castle Hill, who performed as the church choir in the play. This choir is made up of those suffering from cancer or who have received treatment for cancer and are now in remission.

The choir is hoping to build a new garden at Castle Hill as a quiet place for people to spend time. They need to collect £2,500 by January to start the ball rolling, the full cost being over £10,000. Because of this, it was decided that all money collected from bucket collections at the end of each show would go to the choir and over the four nights the play was performed, £1,300 was contributed.