Blackfriars and Butterfly boost from our centenary show

Boston Standard reporter Laura Hammond (middle) handing over money raised from variety show, MIke Raymond - Theatre Director, Blackfriars and Davina Hellon - Head of volunteering at Butterfly Hospice.
Boston Standard reporter Laura Hammond (middle) handing over money raised from variety show, MIke Raymond - Theatre Director, Blackfriars and Davina Hellon - Head of volunteering at Butterfly Hospice.

TWO local charities received a funding boost from The Standard this week, when they were presented with the proceeds from the paper’s special centenary variety show.

Standard reporter Laura Hammond presented Mike Raymond, theatre director at Blackfriars, and Davina Hellon, head of volunteering for the Butterfly Hospice Trust, with £330 each towards their charities in a handover on Monday.

The money was raised through the sell-out show, which took place on July 8, and a raffle held on the night.

The evening was arranged to mark The Standard’s 100th year of publication.

Acts which performed on the night include folk band Unshaven, Elvis tribute act Ginty Elding, AJ Dance and the Boston Grammar School Schuplattler Gruppe. Presenters from Endeavour Radio compered the show.

Standard editor Stephen Stray said: “It was a great night, and it’s brilliant to be able to help local charities in this way.”