Since forming an official constitution, the group has been able to give our profits after each pantomime as donations to local causes. Below is a table detailing the donations we have given so far.





St. Augustine's Church Centre

Electric piano


St. Augustine's Church Centre

Stage improvements;
Backdrop and pulleys;
Sound enhancements
(i.e microphones and cabling)


Hengrove School Theatre Dept.

£25 each = £75


Local Play Group
Whitchurch Players

Ecumenical Parish of Whitchurch

Cutlery; Vacuum cleaner


New Fosseway School



St Augustine's Church &
Whitchurch Nursing Home

£156.62 each


Local Rainbows group
St. Augustine's Church Centre 

New urn and good crockery


256th Scout group
Broadway Performing Arts co.
Christ Church, Hengrove
Church of the Nazarene
Knowle Methodist Youth Club
St. Augustine's Church Centre 



In 1994 and 1995, Ian Tucker,  the group's excellent Musical Director for many years, applied to a scheme called the "Community Investment Programme" being run by Sun Alliance (who both myself and Ian worked for at the time) for one of their Community Project Awards worth £500 to help improve our facilities and equipment.
We were extremely pleased when we won an award for both 1994 and 1995.
Below are the Sun Alliance Gazette article and the text of letters sent to Ian notifying and congratulating us on our awards.

Sun Alliance donation

4 November 1994

Dear Mr Tucker


I am delighted to tell you that you are one of the twenty staff who has won a Community Project Award worth £500.

In this the second year of the Awards which are made by the Group as part of its Community Investment Programme, we received thirty nine applications all of which were of a high standard. Selecting the winners again posed problems for the judges who had to weigh the respective merits of the voluntary work undertaken on behalf of a wide range of organisations by committed and enthusiastic staff

As with last year's awards, the judges looked in particular for close personal involvement with the voluntary organisation over a sustained period of time and at how the award would be used to benefit your organisation.

The presentation of your Charities Aid Foundation voucher will be made during the course of the next few weeks. Eric Weatherall, Community Affairs Manager, will be in touch with your Management to make the necessary arrangements.

Please pass on my best wishes to the Ecumaniacs Dramatic Group.

Many Congratulations.

Yours sincerely

R J Taylor

Group Chief Executive

31 October, 1995

Dear Mr Tucker

The Community Project Awards 1995

Congratulations - I am delighted to tell you that you have won one of this year's Community Project Awards.

Not only were there more entries this year than last but their quality was very impressive with more and different types of voluntary organisations being represented..

The judges, who included a manager from Community Service Volunteers, an organisation that promotes employee involvement in the community, looked for a variety of qualities when making their assessment, such as how long applicants had been involved with their voluntary organisation and how critical they are to it. As far as your application was concerned, they were particularly impressed as not only have you given a significant contribution in time, but the quality of your musical skills has clearly made a major impact on the level of performance the Ecumaniacs Pantomime Group can produce.

You might have read about our recently introduced Community Charter, the aim of which is to "create a culture of caring and community service by our employees ". This is what the Awards, and other schemes which come under the banner of our Community Investment Programme (CIP), are designed to achieve. The Awards were introduced at CIP's launch three years ago. Since then, dozens of different voluntary organisations have benefited from the £30,000 plus the scheme has distributed in recognition of the voluntary efforts of 60 members of staff. You are now, therefore, a member of a small but select band of employee-volunteers who are helping to make our Community Charter a reality.

The £500 Charity Cheque will be presented to you by a member of your Divisional Management and a date for this will be advised to you shortly

With my best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Roger J Taylor

Group Chief Executive

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