Tonight’s surprise performer:

Highcliffe Charity Players

The 20th evening of the 2023 CLAC programme at the Druitt Hall saw a wonderful performance by the Highcliffe Charity Players which included a word perfect cameo from the famous Panto Kids.

Highcliffe Charity Players
Singers from Highcliffe Charity Players

The capacity audience enjoyed a mixture of festive and other lively musical numbers. The benefitting charity was Bournemouth Blind Society whose CEO, Philip Tarrant, received a cheque for £500 from President Nigel of Bransgore Rotary, the sponsors for the evening. 

Bransgore Rotary representative, tonight's sponsor
Sponsor banner from Baccello wine bar
Balloons handed out as people leave Druitt Hall
Bransgore Rotary handing cheque to Bournemouth Blind Society

Those attending enjoyed excellent refreshments generously provided by Baccello and were tricked into thinking that a white Christmas had arrived early thanks to an artificial snow storm which covered them as they left.

Tomorrow’s event will be at the Thomas Tripp and will benefit Christchurch Cancer Research.

Tonight’s event was raising money for:

Bournemouth Blind Society

Bournemouth Blind Society was founded in 1911. We continue with the same passion as our founders to try to find new and creative ways to help our members retain their independence.

Bournemouth Blind Society is an independent, local charity. We are not affiliated with any other group or charity. We receive a small grant from the Local Authority towards the costs of running our Resource Centre and Community Support service, otherwise we are self-financing, relying on donations, fund-raising activities and legacies to meet our costs.

Find out more about us by visiting the Bournemouth Blind Society Website

Tonight’s Venue:

The Druitt Hall

Door of Druitt Hall

The Hall in the Heart of Town! Located behind the Library just off the High Street. Home to Dorset Made Food’s weekly Monday Market, Friday Craft Market, various local clubs and available to hire. For more information see:

Kindly sponsored by:

Bransgore Rotary CIO


Bransgore Rotary logo
Refreshments provided by:


At Baccello we server the best Italian Wines and Cicchetti in a relaxed and welcoming environment where people feel at home.
When catching up with friends or family, you don’t want to pause to read through a 200-bottle wine list. We’ve curated the finest wines from vineyards across Italy, offering a special selection of around 75 bottles — many available by the glass as part of our rotating weekly bar specials. So, you can sit back and enjoy the company whilst exploring our Italian grapes recommendations.

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20th December’s surprise performers:

Highcliffe Charity Players

Highcliffe Charity Players have been entertaining audiences in Highcliffe and Christchurch for over 50 years, all while raising money for local causes.

Their annual pantomime at the Regent Centre is a community staple, filled with toe tapping musical numbers, sumptuous costumes and a healthy dose of slapstick. The Players are currently in rehearsal for Robin Hood, which plays from the 26th – 28th of January at the Regent Centre.

Highcliffe Charity Players performed show-stopping collection of festive favourites, complete with their trademark high energy routines and dazzling smiles.

Highcliffe Charity Players on Facebook

Highcliffe Charity Players
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Robin Hood poster for Highcliffe Charity Players