Cash donation for theatre group

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 November 2018

Worshipful Master Paul Atherton handed over the cheque. Picture: Yatton Freemason Lodge of Agriculture

Worshipful Master Paul Atherton handed over the cheque. Picture: Yatton Freemason Lodge of Agriculture


Hundreds of pounds have been handed to a village theatre group, which will use the cash to buy a piano.

Yatton Freemason Lodge of Agriculture handed a cheque worth 
a whopping £411 to Congresbury-based charity AppleShed Inclusive Theatre.

AppleShed, which hopes to encourage people with and without disabilities to interact together, has vowed to spend the cash on a piano which will be used for stage shows.

The theatre group meets at Congresbury War Memorial Hall, in High Street, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings during term-time, with sessions for young children and adults.

A spokesman for the theatre group said: “We believe people can grow when everyone works together in a safe, yet challenging and fun environment and this produces an excellent standard of performing arts.”

For more information about the initiative, log on to

More from Weston Mercury

29 minutes ago

Yatton defeated near neighbours Weston 2nd XI to complete a satisfactory victory.

Read more

Volunteers at Weston’s RNLI waved off their smaller, life-saving boat as it was replaced by a new vessel.

Read more

Banksy is raffling off a priceless piece of art from Weston’s Dismaland for £2 to raise money for refugees.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Cheddar man has been hailed volunteer of the year after dedicating years to preserving an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Read more
Yesterday, 18:02

An electronic music duo will play tracks from their first studio album in six years this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Weston care provider has won an industry award for being the best employer.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Visitors to Weston’s Grand Pier will be able to immerse themselves in a new state-of-the-art virtual reality experience once it is unveiled this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:25

Weston slipped up at home to high-flying Woking, with defensive errors proving costly.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13

Runners dressed as reindeer, elves and Santas and raced across Weston-super-Mare beach in the Christmas Cracker 10k.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 5-14.

Read more
In The Dock

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists