It’s not a sophisticated way of raising money, dressing up in ridiculous costumes and waving dripping pans at punters to fill up with coins. But it can be really effective, especially when people are so flipping generous and pubs are so brilliantly supportive.
The fantastic news is that the 2017 run of the Calverton Plough Play raised the princely sum of £1,024.29 for the mighty cause that is Nottingham NSPCC. Takings include funds raised from the 10 village, 17 performance run which took place 12 – 14 January, our appearance at Lowdham’s Cider, Perry and Juicing Festival at the end of last year and online donations made on the CRAPPPS JustGiving page.
It’s the first time since 2012 we’ve raised more than a grand on Plough Play takings alone. The fundraising effort this year is made even more special by the fact that 17 official shows were played in 2017 compared with 21 in 2012. This means the pubs are plugging us wonderfully and customers are coming out in force to see us. Long may that continue, say us.
Plaudits this year go to the Fox and Hounds (Blidworth) at which the largest individual collection was received (£114.53) and to the Old Green Dragon (Oxton) and Admiral Rodney (Calverton) who were second and third respectively.