All sounds good ahead of scouts’ annual show

PCSO Rod Smith from Blyth neighbourhood policing team with some of the Scouts from the forthcoming Blyth Valley Gang Show.
PCSO Rod Smith from Blyth neighbourhood policing team with some of the Scouts from the forthcoming Blyth Valley Gang Show.

A Northumberland scouting Gang Show has been given a donation of a new speaker system to help them stage their latest production.

The Northumbria Police Charities Fund has donated the £270 speaker system to the Blyth Valley Scout District, which will help with its soon to be staged production.

Stu Bennett, media development manager for the group, said: “We were delighted the Northumbria Police Charities Fund was able to support the Gang Show by donating this well needed piece of equipment.

“It has made such a difference in rehearsals, allowing us to connect the piano and microphones up for the cast to rehearse before they take to the stage.

“For some of the young people involved, taking part in the show can be a life changing experience. Not only are they learning how to sing and dance, but the boost to their confidence and self esteem is truly amazing.”

Northumberland charities trustee Sarah Dodds said: “I’m pleased we could support the Blyth Valley Gang Show by providing a speaker system for their productions.

“The show has been running since 1992 and gives young people in the community the opportunity to develop theatre skills and perform on a professional stage in front of a live audience.”

The show is taking place from Tuesday, October 29, to Saturday, November 2, at The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth.

Tickets from £9 are available on (01670) 367228.