Mummers raise charity cash

A GROUP of mummers from Harthill have proved that community spirit is alive and well.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 20th January 2012, 10:32 am

The Harthill Tuppers toured 31 pubs, clubs and restaurants with their own version of ancient mummers play The Derby Tup and raised £2,300 for Rotherham Hospice.

Organiser Norman Anderson said: “It’s a fantastic amount of money to collect in just four nights, considering we are in the middle of a recession, but the public were prepared to dig deep into their pockets for such a worthy cause. The Derby Tup has been performed at Christmas and New Year by men from Harthill for more than 35 years and we do it to keep alive a lovely old tradition while raising money for worthy charities.”