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YAOS support for Yeovil Freewheelers

Cheque presentation for £750 following bucket collection during Top Hat.

YAOS has been fundraising for many years alongside our twice yearly musical productions at the Octagon. We support many local charities & organisations, as well as working with the community when the need arises. This year, during our production of Top Hat, we were delighted that so many of our audience members contributed to a bucket collection to raise funds for one of our supported charities, Yeovil Freewheelers.

The Yeovil Freewheelers is the oldest operational blood bike group in the country and a registered charity. The group currently operates a fleet of four motorcycles to carry urgently needed medical items such as blood, biological samples, medical notes, x-rays and medicines. The service is provided completely free of charge to the NHS and all members of Yeovil Freewheelers are unpaid volunteers.

YAOS was thrilled to have the opportunity to present the cheque for £750 to the volunteers Abi Weait & Simon Weait, pictured here with one of their Freewheeler motorcycles and members of the society including some current cast members of our upcoming autumn production - Sweeney Todd:

Yeovil Freewheelers

If you would like to know more about the Yeovil Freewheelers and the work they do, please visit their website www.yeovil-freewheelers.co.uk.

The next YAOS production, ironically with it's own blood-fuelled plot, is coming to the Octagon in October - Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Tickets are on sale now from the Octagon Box office for the performances from 9th - 13th October, where we will be supporting yet another local charity all while entertaining our audiences. To get tickets now from the Octagon website, please click here.

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