Plaque to celebrate Derrick's 25 years

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 April 2015

Derrick Cooper receives his plaque. Photo by Mike Lang.

Derrick Cooper receives his plaque. Photo by Mike Lang.


CAST your mind back 25 years. Madonna's Vogue was at number one in the UK charts, Britain was hit by rioting over the poll tax, and Sir Alex Ferguson was still a month away from winning his first trophy as Manchester United manager.

It feels a lifetime ago – and demonstrates the special kind of commitment it takes to dedicate a quarter of a century to volunteering in support of a community organisation.

That is why Derrick Cooper’s 25-year stint as chairman of Burnham District Pantomime Society has been celebrated with the presentation of an engraved plaque.

Derrick – who is also a former mayor – also celebrated the landmark by presenting a cheque for £60 to town charity In Charley’s Memory.

The money was raised through a recent performance, and will support mental health services for young people via a charity created in memory of Burnham teenager Charley Marks.

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