Organisations we have supported

2017

Funds raised from this year's performances will be donated to Oxfordshire MIND, Matthew Arnold School 6th Form Building Fund and Cumnor Primary School.

2016

Our 10th Pantomime Robin and the Hoods supported Sailability (Farmoor), Cumnor Minors football team and Cumnor Primary School.

Ed Read, Head Teacher, accepts a cheque from Thomas Lewis, Eva Heffernan and Hannah Peel.

2015

This year Treasure Island will be supporting the 4th Oxford Scout Group and Cumnor Primary School.

2014

The B4044 Eynsham-Botley Community Path project
Cumnor Primary School

Jack and the Beanstalk raised £2,000 which was divided equally between this year's beneficiaries. Deborah Cooper presents a cheque to Ian Leggett of the Community Path project and Cumnor Primary School head teacher Mr Reed is seen accepting a cheque with the beanstalk tendrils.

2013

Cumnor Pre-School Nursery
Cumnor Primary School

Our Cumnor Christmas Carol pantomime raised £2,500 for local children, divided between the pre-school nursery and the primary school. Here Scrooge demonstrates he is indeed a reformed character by presenting cheques to Mrs Simms of the preschool nursery and to Mr Reed, head teacher of Cumnor Primary School.

2012

The Parasol Project
SeeSaw Oxford

Cumnor Primary School

Alice the panto raises £2,000 for local children

Schoolchildren were in for a surprise when an enormous white rabbit and the Mad Hatter arrived at their assembly to present a cheque for £1,000 to Cumnor Primary School. The money was raised by the Cumnor Players through the sale of tickets and raffles at their latest pantomime, Alice, based on the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland. SeeSaw, Oxfordshire's specialist child bereavement charity, also received a cheque for £1,000 from the Cumnor Players after the staging of the four pantomimes in December last year.

Head teacher of Cumnor Primary School, Ed Read, said: ‘We’ll be spending the money on enhancing our drama and performance-related activities at the school over the coming year.’

Meanwhile Jane Elliott, fundraising co-ordinator for SeeSaw, commented: ‘The magnificent sum of £1000 raised by the Cumnor Players through the Alice pantos will enable SeeSaw to provide dedicated one-to-one grief support for two bereaved children.’ One child explained why SeeSaw’s work is so important, saying: ‘It was really helpful because SeeSaw let me go on in my life and not worry about things so much.’

Since they were founded in 2007, the Cumnor Players have raised a total of more than £13,000 for charity. Over £8,000 has gone to Cumnor Primary School and paid for arts and drama projects, such as workshops of Macbeth run for the school by Creation Theatre. The rest of the money has been shared between Botley Alzheimers Home, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Helen and Douglas House, Viva ( for vulnerable children), Lily Gulshat and the Parasol Project (see links below).

The Cumnor Players want to thank all those involved in staging Alice and also those who bought tickets to see the shows. ‘This level of fundraising could not have been achieved without the generous support of the sponsors and the Village Hall Committee,’ they added.

2011

Lily Gulshat Fund
Cumnor Primary School

2010

VIVA
Cumnor Primary School

2009

Helen and Douglas House
Cumnor Primary School

2008
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Cumnor Primary School

Funds provided by the Cumnor Players have financed a new school mural in the entrance way and a series of workshops by The Creation Theatre Company, culminating in a production by Year 5 pupils at the school.

Jacqui Lewis and Joan Gardner present another "large" cheque to Heather Broom, Head Teacher of Cumnor Primary School.

2007
Cumnor Primary School
Vale House - The Botley Alzheimers Home
 

Prince Charming (Amanda Gaydon) and Buttons (Jacqui Lewis) present a "large" cheque to Cara Lynch-Blosse, Head of Cumnor Primary School.