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Congratulations to the director, cast and crew of Entertaining Angels, which has been awarded Best Drama 2019 by the South East Region of the National Operatic and Dramatic Society (NODA).

Rising Star Trophy - FT91Impact Trophies

Entertaining Angels raised £1,000 for the Hartley Carers Cafe

For our November 2019 production of Entertaining Angels we supported The Hartley Carers Café and were delighted to raise £1,000 for this small community initiative. Twice a month local carers and bereaved carers are invited to attend this café at the Wellfield Community Hall for refreshments, advice and support.  Our donation meant so much to them and the carers themselves will decide how they would like the money to be spent on treats to lift their spirits.

Picture: Margaret Bown, Secretary and Publicity Officer for Hartley Players (third from left); Jackie West, Kent County Council Community Warden for West Kingsdown and Hartley (right); Veronica McGannon, the tour de force behind the Carers Café and many other initiatives based at Wellfield Community Hall (second from right) and carers and helpers.

Hartley Players decided at the beginning of 2019 to donate the profits from shows to local good causes. 

Causes supported to date:
March 2019 – Murder on Cue – £1,600 for West Kent Mind
November 2019 – Entertaining Angels – £1,000 for the Hartley Carers Cafe

Hartley Players’ chosen cause for their March 2020 production of Something’s Afoot is The Community Cupboard,a registered charity providing food & grocery support to those in West Kingsdown, New Ash Green, Hartley and Longfield when they are temporarily unable to provide for themselves. They offer a friendly, non-judgemental welcome at The Hub (The Garage, Gamecock Meadow, London Road West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, TN15 6BZ) and are able to signpost individuals & families to local agencies and support systems for further assistance.