Following a week of intensive rehearsals, 100 local school children have taken to the big stage at Wycombe Swan Theatre for a very special production of Nativity! The Musical. Raising money to help to fund local hospice care, the matinee and evening shows took place on Saturday 28th October bringing festive fun and a whole lot of ‘sparkle and shine’ to Wycombe.
Karen Williams’ daughter took part in the show, and Karen said “Taking part in this project has given my daughter so much, the acceptance that she is good enough, the realisation that hard work and teamwork can lead to achieving amazing things and that friendships can be made quickly and solidly. The team, who had multiple goals, with kindness at the forefront of everything they do makes this project one of a kind!
What an amazing way to raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause but also bring a community together and make kids feel that they are capable and more than enough just as they are. The team is formidable and with unwavering support for everyone involved makes them quite simply heroes!”
Produced in partnership with Bucks Music Trust, Bucks College Group and Bucks Masonic Centenary Fund, sponsored by Seymour Taylor Accountants and 3B Vehicle Hire and supported by Wycombe Sound Radio Station, the project brought local communities together for a spectacular one-day-only performance with funds being raised going directly to Florence Nightingale Hospice, so that it can continue to provide the best hospice care for everyone who needs it across Buckinghamshire and its borders.
“We did it, our amazingly talented cast absolutely smashed it! With only a week to rehearse, the children took the challenge in their stride and absolutely surpassed all our expectations,” explained Amy Quinlan, Senior Fundraiser for Special Event and Projects for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. “Emotions ran high after the show with feelings of relief and excitement, many children and parents already asking to do it all over again. This production has meant so much to so many people.
To our teams of costume makers, parents, chaperones, cast, sponsors, supporters, musicians, tech team and the whole direction and production team – we all did it together. Thank you, it really was something special that we will never forget.”