Toad hops in to Save the Children

LIKEABLE larrikin Toad of Toad Hall and his fellow ‘The Wind in the Willows’ friends have rattled their buckets in an effort to give back to Tassie children, raising valuable funds for Save the Children.

Big Monkey Theatre’s board member and actor John X, who played Toad in the Theatre’s recent production of The Wind in the Willows, presented a cheque of more than $2,500 to the children’s charity.

John X said as the annual Big Monkey Theatre show in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens was aimed at families and children in particular, it was appropriate to support a charity which, in turn, did so much to support children both in Tasmania and more broadly.

“After every show we ‘rattle the bucket’ for Save the Children and are always delighted with the generosity of our audiences,” he said.

Save the Children Tasmanian state manager Lisa Cuatt, who accepted the donation, said the long-running relationship between Save the Children and Big Monkey Theatre was a special partnership because of the common focus on children.

“Once again we are extremely grateful for the efforts of our friends at Big Monkey and are delighted to accept this year’s contribution,” she said.

“This contribution, as always, is a great help to our programs.”

Caption: John X, as Toad of Toad Hall, and his son Theo present the cheque to Save the Children Tasmanian state manager Lisa Cuatt.

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