Thursday, 17 March 2011

Support The Pace Eggers!

Organisers of one of the area’s most historic street performances are appealing to the community to help them replace their flood-damaged costumes.
The Midgley Pace Egg play has been performed by Calder High School students on Good Friday for several decades in the Calder Valley - and for the first time this year at the New Delight pub, Colden.
The costumes were thrown away after being damaged beyond repair and organisers also need to replace their unsafe swords along with other props.
For everything to be replaced and ensure long term stability it will cost around £400 and organisers are hoping that the sum will come from either donations or sponsorship.
Billy Painter, organiser and spokesman for this year’s Calder High Pace Egg play, said: “We hope that there’s somebody who could possibly donate something or a business who would like to sponsor the event.
“For sponsorship they would get promotion through our websites, publicity in the media and their name on our Pace Egg T-shirts, so it seems a pretty good deal to me.
“We’ve already had support from Vanessa Kay and Sally Kinton, whose sons will be performing this year along with Nerys Rolinson. They will be making some of the costumes for us, which is a huge help.
“If we don’t get any donations or sponsorship the event will still go on, but we’ll have to find some other way of funding it.”
To donate or sponsor the play contact Billy on 07768 863233 or email

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