PASSENGERS aboard a city coach bound for a spectacular laser and firework show brought a fund for terminally ill county children to more than £400.

The partygoers were on a night out arranged by MaggieMay Coach and Theatre Trips and were supporting Acorns Children's Hospice Three Counties Appeal too.

Run by Hereford friends Maggie Matthews and May Peberdy, the not-for-profit club for theatre goers made its first excursions a year ago.

The money was raised during raffles on trips to Singing in the Rain, Sunset Boulevard, The King and I and to gardens.

"Holding raffles on the journeys helped to swell the funds to £402," said Maggie.

Outings start again in March with a West End Production of Buddy in Birmingham. In April a trip is planned to see CATS at Wolverhampton.

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