Panto joy for Euxton brother and sister

5:29pm Wednesday 30th January 2013

A brother and sister from Euxton joined 100 other blind or partially-sighted children for a backstage panto tour.

Visually impaired Ben Wright, 11 and his six-year-old sister Amy, were joined by their family at Jack and the Beanstalk, at the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, last week.

Organised by Action for Blind People, Ben and Amy met the cast before the show and were invited on stage for a touch tour, handling props used in the play.

Action for Blind People organises activities for children with sight loss, giving them the chance to take part in social events, while encouraging friends and families to get involved.

Ben who attends the Blackburn Actionnaires club, said: “I liked meeting all the actors and getting to touch all the props from the play. It was a brilliant day.”

Janet Beale, from Action for Blind People, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Playhouse Theatre and everyone involved in Jack and the Beanstalk for their generosity in arranging this wonderful day.”

She added: “This backstage tour will stay in their memories for a long time.”

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