Children's theatre raises money for Devon Air Ambulance

PUBLISHED: 11:37 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:43 09 April 2010

CHILDREN from Budleigh Salterton s StageCall Theatre School performed scenes out of Roald Dahl novels to raise £300 for the Devon Air Ambulance.

CHILDREN from Budleigh Salterton's StageCall Theatre School performed scenes out of Roald Dahl novels to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance.

The children aged from seven to nine performed scenes out of the BFG, Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall on Sunday.

It was a day of performances - there were four shows from each of the four age groups, a total of 100 children with hundreds turning out to watch the performances throughout the afternoon.

The age three to six group performed a musical play about as snowman while the aged 10 to 12 group entertained the audience with a comedy about aliens.

While the age 13 to 16 age group produced what school Principal Samantha Oliver described as an 'absurd comedy.'

She said: "I was worried that people wouldn't turn out and donate the money but I needn't have worried it was really well supported, as well supported as last year.

"For each performance I put out 80 seats and in one we had to put out more.

"We hope to raise about £300."

The theatre school has been going for 11 years - each year they choose a different charity to support, with audiences giving voluntary contributions - and in that time they have raised several thousand pounds.

Last year the charity was Children in Need and previously books had been donated to victims of the Tsunami.

The performances are free of charge - and the audience is then invited to donate money in collection after the show.

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