Representatives from Cappagh and Lislimnaghan Pantomime Society presented a cheque to Bishop Ken Good, to benefit the diocesan Nets Work Project. They presentation was made to the Bishop, along with Mr. Albert Smallwoods (Derry and Raphoe Bishops Appeal), at The See House on Monday 24th June.
In February 2013 the Pantomime Society delivered a very successful production of Robin Hood. The members of the Society were unanimous in deciding that the Bishop’s Appeal Project for Nets Work should benefit from the proceeds of their production. As a result, they were able to donate £1,000 towards the purchase of mosquito nets in Nigeria.
Bishop Good said, “I am inspired by the imagination shown by parishes across the diocese as they raise funds for our Nets Work project. This presentation from Cappagh and Lislimnaghan Pantomime Society will save lives”.
Over the years, several charities (both local and overseas) have benefited from the financial proceeds of performances. Cappagh and Lislimnaghan Pantomime Society was established in 1994, as a result of a suggestion by the then incoming Rector, Rev Derek Quinn, who felt that it might be an effective way in which parishioners could forge a community bond.
To date, 14 productions have been held, and the Pantomime Society has gone from strength to strength. Canon Quinn holds a unique record as the only original cast member to have performed in every production!
Canon Quinn said “We are delighted to support the fight against malaria by raising money to buy mosquito nets in Nigeria. It is possible because of the dedication and good humour of so many volunteers. We also appreciate the ongoing support of both parishes, the local community and beyond.
The Nets Work diocesan Project aims to raise £100,000 to purchase mosquito nets in Nigeria. The distribution of mosquito nets impregnated with insecticides has been shown to be an extremely effective method of malaria prevention, and it is also one of the most cost-effective methods of prevention. Each net costs approximately £5.
Photo (L to R): Jean Baxter Canon Derek Quinn, Bishop Ken Good, Albert Smallswood and Marlene Robinson