ABBA musical Mamma Mia raises £3,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice

There were lots of dancing queens in the audience at the Mamma Mia singalong. Pic: St Elizabeth Hosp

There were lots of dancing queens in the audience at the Mamma Mia singalong. Pic: St Elizabeth Hospice. - Credit: Archant

A hospice’s first-ever musical, based on the legendary disco group ABBA, raised more than £3,000 for the charity.

Audience members dressed up in Abba costumers for the Mamma Mia singalong. Pic: St Elizabeth Hospice

Audience members dressed up in Abba costumers for the Mamma Mia singalong. Pic: St Elizabeth Hospice. - Credit: Archant

Around 250 people gathered at the sold-out Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge for a production of Mamma Mia in aid of Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice.

Fiona Ginn, partnerships fundraiser at the hospice, said: “Everyone who came along had a super trouper night, raising lots of money, money, money for the hospice. It was fantastic to see so many people dressed up in Abba costumes too, really getting into the spirit of the night.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and came along, to Riverside Theatre for all their support and to the Pop Chorus Choir for their performance, warming up the audience.

“We raised an incredible £3,000 which will go towards improving life for people living with a progressive illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure.”

St Elizabeth Hospice’s next event is the Midnight Walk on Saturday, May 7.

For more information about the hospice, please click here.

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