Christmas comes early to charities thanks to Potters Resort festive show in Hopton

The cheques are presented by Judy Potter to the four good causes at the matinee performance of the C

The cheques are presented by Judy Potter to the four good causes at the matinee performance of the Christmas Spectacular at Potters Resort. Picture: Potters Resort - Credit: Archant

It is a show that thrills families over the seasonal period as dancers and singers take to the stage at Potters Resort's Christmas Spectacular.

And as well as delighting people of all the ages, this year's spectacular at the Hopton resort has seen a £8,000 charity boost given to four good causes.

On Sunday during the afternoon matinee performance the Potters Friends Foundation handed out cheques of £2,000 each to

Maxine Taylor, of the Louise Hamilton Centre, Paddy Lee, from Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Lifeboat, Sophie Berry from Nelson's Journey and Kate Prentice of the Lowestoft Fundraising Group for Guide Dogs.

MORE; Potters gears up for showThe fundraising matinee saw more than 700 people from the local community attend the show at the Atlas Theatre.

They saw John Potter, founder and patron of the Potters Friends Foundation and Nathan Moore, its chief executive, open with a brief introduction to the foundation and its aims and objectives.

Also announced was that had been £8,600 raised, a figure which has since increased to £8,750 following donations on the day.

The cheques were handed out to the good causes by foundation patron Judy Potter.

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Mr Potter said: 'The Potters Friends Foundation was founded in memory of my late father, Brian Potter MBE and he would have been very proud of the performance the team put on.

'Having given up their Sunday afternoon for the purpose of raising valuable funds for good causes, they brought the house down and deserved every moment of their standing ovation from the 700 plus audience.

'Whilst many of our team contributed in some way to making the event run smoothly, we simply cannot put on this show without the support of our amazing show team; the entire Potters Theatre Company, the comedy team, The Atlas Theatre Band, our tech crew and everyone behind the scenes of our Christmas Spectacular, including Nicky Hathway, the creator of this magical show.

'The fact that tickets sold out in a matter of days, is testament to both the wonderful and talented show team we have at Potters Resort and the generosity of the many hundreds in the community that came and enjoyed the show.'