Big cash raised at hospital panto

Pantomime representatives present the cheque to Cordeaux Academy.
Pantomime representatives present the cheque to Cordeaux Academy.

Louth County Hospital staff have raised over £3,500 through their popular annual pantomime - with a big donation going to Cordeaux 
as a ‘thank you’ for hosting it.

Pantomime director Julia Gracie and cast member Jonathan Hinkins visited Cordeaux Academy earlier this month to hand over a cheque worth £1,000, as a ‘thank you’ for the Academy hosting the pantomime in their large sports hall.

Five performances of the pantomime - Alice in Wonderland - were given over a four day period in January. It is the fourth year that the hospital staff’s 
pantomime has taken place.

Julia, a staff nurse, said that each performance of the pantomime was ‘well attended’, with the 150-capacity hall filled to capacity on most days.

Money was raised through ticket sales, refreshments and raffles - raising a grand 
total of £3,579.

Aside from the £1,000 donation to Cordeaux, the rest of the funds will go to ‘The League of Friends of the Louth Hospital’, which provides hospital 
wards with funds for new equipment as and when it is requested.

Julia said: “We’d like to say a really big thank you to the school for hosting us every year. The facilities 
are brilliant.

“We would especially like to thank the caretaker Nathan Smith for all that he does 
for us.

“We’d also like to thank everybody who came along to watch the pantomime.”