Magical performances for Annabel raise £6,000 - The Leamington Observer

Magical performances for Annabel raise £6,000

Leamington Editorial 29th Nov, 2023   0

 

MAGICAL shows in memory of Warwick schoolgirl raised £6,000 for charity.

A Doorway to the Stars was staged in honour of 11 year-old Annabel Greenhalgh who died suddenly and unexpectedly last year.

As well as the three shows, which took place at Myton School, there was also a merchandise stall and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, all helping to push up the total raised.




The proceeds will go to Annabel’s parents’ chosen charities, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where Annabel received treatment, and The Fluency Trust.

The performances by Raise the Roof Theatre Company featured singing, dancing and drama, all by performers from Warwick who were keen to remember Annabel and the charities that helped her.


Amelia Fewtrill, who wrote A Doorway to the Stars and has a close bond with Annabel’s family, said: “The demand for tickets was incredible and clearly shows the impact Annabel had on all those who knew her.

“We were determined to do Annabel justice, especially in front of three packed audiences, and I couldn’t be prouder of all the performers who gave their all and made the shows truly wonderful.”

Donna Bothamley, head of wills and probate at sponsors Blythe Liggins Solicitors, said: “A Doorway to the Stars was a fitting tribute to Annabel and it was incredible to see how the community pulled together to support the event. Our thanks go to Amelia, all the performers, the businesses that donated raffle prizes, and those who enjoyed the shows.

“The amount raised has exceeded expectations and will help two charities that do incredible work.”

 

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