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Society helps put Hinckley theatre group in the mix

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has donated a key piece of equipment to keep a local theatre group in the spotlight.

The Building Society has bought a £150 power mixer for the theatre company Little Acorns which will be used during future productions in Hinckley, Stoke Golding and on tour.

Rachel meets Debbie and Chris from Little Acorns

(l-r) Debbie Shreeve of Little Acorns, Rachel Tebbutt of Hinckley & Rugby’s Castle Street branch and Chris Shreeve

The previous mixer – which processes sound effects, music and microphone dialogue and singing – was old and when it last failed could not be repaired.

Chris Shreeve, Little Acorns’ treasurer, said:

“The mixer is an integral part of our audio system. It’s a really useful piece of equipment. We needed a replacement that could do a wide range of tasks.

“So it is incredibly helpful to get the support of a local company such as Hinckley & Rugby – and you can’t get much more local than that. As a not-for-profit we were desperate for help and otherwise it would have been a struggle for us.

“Having our local Building Society step in and say they want to help is a big deal for us. The mixer will get a great deal of use over the years to come and we will always remember the generosity of Hinckley & Rugby.”

Stewart Heeley, marketing & PR manager at Hinckley & Rugby, said:

“When we heard the predicament Little Acorns found itself in, we were very pleased to step up. After all, the show must go on.” Little Acorns’ next main production will be in November. The company performs at St Mary’s Church Community Hall in Hinckley and at Stoke Golding Village Hall.

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