Project needs your vote to win £5,000

Shiptonthorpe Village Hall.
Shiptonthorpe Village Hall.

A community theatre group is bidding to win an award of £5,000 for stage lighting, and is urging local residents to vote for the project.

The OneFamily Foundation helps fund community projects and Shiptonthorpe Village Hall Community Theatre could receive £5,000 from the Foundation for stage lighting if it receives enough votes.

The group’s project is one of more than 90 projects in its category and is currently in second place with 156 votes. The top four projects on 3 November will win a community award.

Anyone over the age of 16 can vote, go to and search for Shiptonthorpe in the community awards. The hall has played host to the community theatre group since 2009. The group’s annual pantomime involves 40 community members and is always a sell-out.