Spreading Christmas cheer

Barry Eggleton presents the tickets to Lorraine O'Brien of the Glenview Community Group in Forfar.
Barry Eggleton presents the tickets to Lorraine O'Brien of the Glenview Community Group in Forfar.

The spirit of Christmas is alive and well, thanks to members of Forfar Musical Society.

As members put the finishing touches to this year’s pantomime, which runs next week, they made a special donation of tickets to the Glenview Community Group. This will allow disadvantaged children to attend ‘The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor’ in the Reid Hall. Society president Barry Eggleton presented Lorraine O’Brien of the Glenview Community Group with 15 free tickets to the show.

After a fundraising campaign on Crowdfunder to provide free tickets to disadvantaged children in the local area, the society raised over £100.

This allowed them to donate the tickets to the community group which will distribute them to children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend a pantomime this Christmas.

Barry said: “We thought it was important to spread some Christmas cheer this year as we know how hard people are finding life on a day to day basis at the moment.

“It might only be a small gesture but now there will be 15 happy children in the audience booing the baddies and cheering ‘it’s behind you’, who wouldn’t otherwise be there.”

This year’s show has been written by locals Tommy Baxter and Neil Stewart.

It runs in the Reid Hall from Wednesday, December 9, until Sunday 13 with evening shows at 7.30, Wednesday to Friday, and with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

n Tickets are available from Garlands, East High Street, Forfar or online at www.forfarmusical.co.uk