Youth Theatre donate profits to community causes

Eyemouth Youth Theatre present cheques from funds raised after their Herring Queen week production of Geeks and Wags.
Eyemouth Youth Theatre present cheques from funds raised after their Herring Queen week production of Geeks and Wags.

THE talented youngsters of Eyemouth and District Community Youth Theatre got the chance to give something back to the community last week, handing over money raised from their succeesful summer show ‘Geek Side Story’.

Last month the cast took to the stage for two nights during Herring Queen week and as the show sold out both nights, the Theatre committee decided to donate some of the profit to local charities to thank the community for their support.

And on Thursday, August 16, the young members watched the cheques being presented by Carly Robertson and Rory Fairbairn (youth committee members) to representatives from the charities.

The sum of £300 was handed over to Eyemouth Herring Queen, Heather Smith, and will be used to help fund next year’s festival. Sina Anderson, representing Eyemouth Initiative, was presented with £300, which will go towards the Christmas Lights.

One of the Theatre’s older members, Daisy Watt, is going to Peru to work with street children next summer and is busy fundraising for this.

She approached the committee offering to do backstage work in return for some funding.

It was decided to award The Vine Trust (with whom the Eyemouth group will travel) £300. Daisy will help with ‘Peter Pan’ in November, ‘The Steamie’ in January and ‘Rags to Riches’ in March.

The final cheque of £100 was presented to Brian Judd of Eyemouth Beach Trust and will be used to fund life saving equipment at Eyemouth beach. This charity was very close to all the cast and crew’s hearts as Katie McLean, who was injured at the beach earlier this summer was due to perform in ‘Geek Side Story’.