Rotherham’s Peter Pan Pantomime very kindly chose the Rotherham Hospital Charity’s Dr Ted Children’s Appeal as their local charity and have raised over £4000 for the Appeal.
The magical pantomime, presented by Spillers Pantomimes and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC), ran for over five weeks at Rotherham Civic Theatre with spectators generously donating money towards the Appeal every night.
Cast members from the show presented the cheque to TRFT Charity Fundraising Officer Tracy Williams and Cllr Mahroof Hussain during one of the last performances at Rotherham Civic Theatre last week.
Tracy said: “On behalf of Rotherham Hospital Charity I would like to say a big thank you to RMBC and everyone who donated towards the Appeal. Visiting hospital can be a stressful time for both children and their parents but the Dr Ted Appeal aims to provide the best environment possible.
Dr Ted’s Children’s Appeal contributes to building a better environment within the children’s facilities at Rotherham Hospital, which is part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, and makes an incredible difference to the lives of young patients, their families and visitors.
Funds raised also go towards improving the quality of care the Trust can provide for children by ensuring they have the very best medical equipment. Monies raised also provide the ‘fun & learning’ accessories for children staying at hospital or just visiting.
Peter Pan, Captain Hook and other cast members visited the Trust’s children’s ward in September as part of the Pantomime launch in Rotherham Hospital’s Community Corner.