Charity needs volunteers to help raise funds at South Shields panto

CLIC Sargent is the chosen charity to benefit from bucket collections from the pantomime.
CLIC Sargent is the chosen charity to benefit from bucket collections from the pantomime.

A children’s charity is hoping pantomime fans will dig deep to help boost its funds this festive season.

CLIC Sargent has been chosen as this year’s beneficiary of the Customs House’s annual Christmas pantomime.

The more money we raise the more families we can help

Dee Tyler

The charity supports families of youngsters – including those in South Tyneside – who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Volunteers will be manning the doors at each of the performances, where people can drop loose change into their buckets.

Some of those supporting the cause will be parents of those who have been helped and supported by the charity.

However, the charity says it still needs more volunteers to come on board to help them in its fundraising efforts.

Dee Tyler, fundraising manager, said: “CLIC Sargent has been lucky enough to be chosen to benefit from this year’s panto at the Customs House.

“As such, we are now in need of volunteers to help us on the various shows as the more volunteers we can get and shows we cover the more we can raise.

“This will ultimately mean we will be able to offer more support to families who need us.”

Volunteers are needed to be in place 15 minutes before the end of each show. Volunteers are needed throughout December until January 9 at the various shows.

Sashes will be provided on the day for people to wear and volunteers will not have to handle money.

This year’s pantomime is Alice in Wonderland. The first show is on December 1.

To book tickets, go to or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.

Anyone who can donate some time and help CLIC Sargent is asked to contact Dee on 07767 621705 or email