Youngsters say thanks to charity for panto treat

Manor Operatic Needy kids show.'Some of the cast and audience menbers  with Anthony Hinchliffe, front left, at a performance of panto Dick Whittington at the City hall.
Manor Operatic Needy kids show.'Some of the cast and audience menbers with Anthony Hinchliffe, front left, at a performance of panto Dick Whittington at the City hall.

YOUNGSTERS who enjoyed a pantomime have written thank-you letters to the organisers.

Pupils from Owler Brook Primary School, in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, wrote after enjoying the performance of Dick Whittington by Manor Operatic Society.

A total of 2,000 youngtsers attended the panto at Sheffield City Hall, thanks to charity Ant Kids and its sponsors.

Ayomide Lambe wrote: “It was so lovely. I always wished and dreamed to go and see a proper pantomime and you have made my dream come true.”

Halima Owler said: “I would like to say thank you for the tickets and the goody bags. I enjoyed watching the show.”

Letters and pictures were sent to Manor Operatic Society, Sheffield City Hall, and Ant Kids founder Anthony Hinchliffe, the chief executive of Sheffield-based telemarketing firm Ant Marketing.

Mr Hinchliffe said he had been taking his children to the panto for 10 years and wanted others to enjoy the fun.

He said: “It was fantastic to see so many Sheffield children enjoying themselves.”