Go Kids Go! funding needed for new microphone system

PUBLISHED: 10:01 28 June 2015

Weston Operatic Society junior section.

Weston Operatic Society junior section.

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WESTON'S budding stage show stars are hoping to get a helping hand from Go Kids Go! in the form of a grant to buy a microphone system.

Go Kids Go! is launching with an £11,000 funding pot.Go Kids Go! is launching with an £11,000 funding pot.

Weston Operatic Society has applied for £1,000 from the scheme to help it buy microphones to aid productions put on by its junior group, The Oppits.

The society’s secretary Margaret Hunter said: “They need microphones to amplify their voices during their shows.

“They are having to hire them at the moment but of course hiring is quite expensive.

“What we hope to do is build up our own set of microphones so that we don’t have to hire them anymore.”

The Oppits has 50 members aged between six and 16 and this year it is hoping it will be one of the beneficiaries of a Go Kids Go! grant.

Go Kids Go! is a scheme headed up by Weston Lions and the Mercury and is supported by local businesses.

This year the scheme has £11,000 to give away to local youth groups in Weston and its surrounding villages to help keep children active and healthy.

The Oppits put on one big production each year and this year is taking on hit musical Cats.

Margaret said: “Like any musical group The Oppits gives the children confidence. It gives them something to focus on and it develops a talent within them.

“We have some children now who are much more confident and many of them go off to stage school.

“Some of them go on to perform on ships and things like that.”

The Oppits will be performing Cats at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston from July 23-25.

There will be performances at 7.30pm each evening and a matinee at 2.30pm on July 25.

Tickets, priced £10, are available online via www.ticketsource.co.uk/blakehaytheatre

To download an application form click this link.

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