Show profits go to cancer lodge
Calendar Girls director and star Anne Hunter and production manager Aisne Edwards handed a cheque for more than $2000 to the Waikato Cancer Society Lions Lodge.
Following its highly successful production, the Whangamata¯ Theatre Society donated the money and thanked all contributors for their generous donations.
An auction of the Kate Madill-jones-designed sunflowers used as props in the show was among the successful fundraising activities organised by the society over the last few months. Anne says as the Cancer Society’s accommodation facility for people who have to travel within the region for Cancer Treatment, the Lions Lodge in Hamilton was a most appropriate nominated charity for profits from the Calendar Girls play, which centres on the death of a husband from leukaemia.