Fleckney theatre group handed £1,000

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An amateur theatre group has secured much-needed funding, from a regional house builder, to help cover its costs after being impacted by Covid-19.

Fleckney Duckpond Players has been awarded £1,000 by Persimmon Homes North Midlands as part of its Community Champions initiative.

The match-funding initiative seeks to support grassroots groups and charities in areas where the company is building, donating up to £2,000 every month across the region.

The theatre group, whose two annual productions fund performances, has been left with considerable costs for rehearsals, scripts and licensing after its annual productions were cancelled due to Covid-19.

Bet Haggerty, from the group, said: “All theatres in the UK are currently struggling, and amateur groups are

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