Cubs, Scouts and Guides celebrated another successful Basingstoke Gang Show earlier this month after raising £1,500 for a children’s charity.
A cast of 67 children and young adults aged from eight to 22 years old took part in a run of 11 shows at The Haymarket culminating in an extravaganza on March 3.
The young performers delivered a series of songs, dance numbers and comedy sketches during the feel-good variety show.
In the true spirit of guiding and scouting the Gang Show did a good turn and helped others by raising funds for local charity Muffin’s Dream Foundation.
The Basingstoke-based charity offers support and activities for children with a life long or life-limiting disability or illness.
Basingstoke Gang Show collected donations after every performance and managed to raise a staggering £1,500 for Muffin’s Dream.
They presented a trustee of the charity with a giant cheque at their wrap party.
The funds will go towards Muffin’s Dream Foundation 2018 Christmas party.
More than 60 families attend the annual Christmas party to celebrate the challenges they have overcome during the year.
The party caters for children with ride ranging conditions and illnesses, including childhood leukaemia, cerebral palsy, autism, and Down’s syndrome.
Trustee of the charity, Rob Hernema, said: “Planning and preparation for our Christmas party always begins in January.
“Every year we seek ways of funding this event so as to ensure each family who attends has a fantastic time.
“We have never before secured the funding for the party this early in the year, and that is down to Basingstoke Gang Show and all their efforts.
“Their show was fantastic, and the entire cast and crew should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved for Muffin’s Dream Foundation.”
A special relaxed performance of the Gang Show was held on Monday February 12 especially adapted for those on the autistic spectrum and with other disabilities.