Once again this year at Verwood Pantomime Society (VPS), we are pleased to invite you to join our scheme to encourage financial support from businesses and benefactors for the various programmes that we have in the pipeline.

The first of these is the VPS Equipment Programme. This will enable us to make sure that we have the required equipment, tools and items necessary to put on the best possible pantomime shows for our audiences.

In order to help fund this programme we are offering Patron status to many of our dear friends and supporters.

Among the benefits of Patrons will be priority booking for our current pantomime; you will receive a ticket for the showtime you choose, an entry in the "Thank You To Our Patrons" listing of our pantomime programme (let us know if you wish to remain anonymous), and personal assistance from our Patrons Manager before, during and after the pantomime shows you attend. Effectively, you will become a special member of VPS, able to attend the AGM (but not vote), come along to our thoroughly enjoyable social events, and be kept up to date on VPS activities via our newsletters. If you would like to see how a pantomime production works behind the scenes - just ask! You will always be welcome.

If as a Patron you prefer to link your donation to a specific item, for example: towards backcloths hire (a suprisingly large cost), prop or costume purchases, please let us know.

We ask for an annual donation of £50 for individuals and £70 for couples wishing to act as our Patrons. We would also ask for all donations to be paid by 1st October each year.

We hope you will take this opportunity to support advancing the professionalism of VPS, as we in turn look forward to putting on bigger and better shows for you!

In the first instance please contact our Patrons Manager via e-mail: patrons @