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Brave performers raise cash for hospice patients
7:30am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
BRAVE perfomers who stripped off for a theatre show have used cash from the charity event to buy a new chair for hospice patients.
Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society, known as CADS, performed Calendar Girls at the West Cliff Theatre in March.
The show saw performers almost bare all to tell the true story of a Women’s Institute who posed naked for a calendar in 1998.
After one of the North Yorkshire members lost her husband to Leukaemia a group of women were eager to buy a comfortable sofa for the visitors' lounge in the hospital where he was treated.
To honour those original ladies, CADS raised cash for the St Helena Hospice Tendring Day Centre.
Paul Welham, chairman, said: “We raised around £1,000 for a chair for the hospice.
“It’s a great charity and they were over the moon.
“I tried out the chair, it is all electronic and reclines as well as tips forward to help you stand up.
“It’s really nice to be able to do something like this.”