THE cast behind Studley Operatic Society’s upcoming musical Kinky Boots has shown its community spirit by collecting donations on behalf of a vital charity.

Members of the society collected essential items for Redditch Nightstop including toiletries, kitchenware, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food, as well as donating two tickets to their upcoming show at the Palace Theatre in April.

Nightstop provides homelessness prevention support for those aged between 16 to 35 years.

Chairperson for Studley Operatic Society, Lorraine Hill said: “I am so proud of what our cast pulled together, and I hope it goes a long way to supporting local young people in need.

“Kinky Boots is all about acceptance and supporting others, no matter what difficulties life has thrown their way.

“With that mantra in mind, we felt that it was very appropriate to help Redditch Nightstop, who are passionate about what they do and are very creative with the ways in which they support their clients.

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“This is why we have also donated two free tickets to our show, providing the opportunity for a fun evening out for someone in need of a break from the trials of day-to-day life.”

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Redditch Nightstop manager, Susan Sadler, said: We are delighted that the members of the Studley Operatic Society have chosen to support our Charity. We are regularly supporting up to 60 people at any one time so these items will be directly distributed where a need arises.

“The support that we receive like this from the local community has a dual purpose in that it promotes our work and provides much-needed items - it means a lot to us and our clients.”

Studley Operatic Society returns to Redditch’s Palace Theatre from 18 to 22 April to perform the musical Kinky Boots.

Tickets for the show cost £20 for the Tuesday performance and £21 for Wednesday to Saturday.