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Local Film Shown With Great Success At Saffron Screen
A whopping £2,180.69 was raised for the Addenbrooke’s Haematology department when a local film was shown at Saffron Screen last week.
Photographer and Littlebury Recorder Lizzie Sanders showed her feature length film comprising historical and contemporary photographs of Littlebury, its villages and inhabitants.
Lizzie worked with Saffron Screen to show the film to a full house of all ages, who loved seeing the images of their homes, friends and family on the big screen. One young woman expressed how emotional she felt seeing members of her family over the years. This was the first chance for local people to see Lizzie’s film in the cinema, although it had been shown at pop-up screenings before.
The film was introduced by Lizzie, who explained how vital Addenbrooke’s Haematology department have been in helping her through a difficult time, and her consultant Dr Jenny Craig explained what they are hoping to do with funds raised.
The brilliant sum of £2,180.69 was raised from the profits of the screening, collecting tins after the film and one generous donor who gave £1,000.
Lizzie Sanders said: “I am indebted to Rebecca del Tufo of Saffron Screen for showing ‘Littlebury’, to Paul Wilmott for the brilliance of the projection and Martyn Everett for suggesting it be shown in the first place. Last, but far from least, I was bowled over by people’s wonderful generosity.