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‘Frozen’ panto raises more than £3,000 for three charities

09 February, 2017 / infocus

A dental take on a popular Disney film received a warm welcome from staff and students at Glasgow Dental School and raised more than £3,000 for charity in the process.

‘Frozen: A Disnae Hurt Anymore Production’ was the latest pantomime put on by the students and featured a cast of 30 and a crew of 15, meaning more than half of the final year were involved in the production. They were joined by 25 students – from second to fifth years – who are part of the dental school band and provided the accompanying music for the show.

Directors Aoibheann Higgins and Lawrence Sharkey, along with production manager Jayne Patterson, wanted the choice of charities which would benefit to be a group decision and, after a vote, the cast and crew decided on Alzheimer’s Society, United Nations Commission for Refugees and the Glasgow Oral Health Improvement Student Society.

Jayne said: “To date we have raised over £3,000 for our three charities, which surpassed all our expectations. We can’t thank everyone enough for buying tickets, raffle prizes and donating to these fantastic causes. Special thanks to our sponsors Clyde Munro Dental Group, DDU, Wesleyan and Dental Protection, without whom the show wouldn’t have been possible.

“The cast and crew have already organised a viewing of the DVD of the show so we can watch and relive the whole evening again. We’re even missing the five-hour long Sunday rehearsals and are thinking of things we can all do together at those times in the new semester.”

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