BATHAMPTON Morrris Men have raised £375 for the Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital in Bath from their annual pre-Christmas mumming tour of Bradford on Avon, Beckington and Rode.

On Thursday, December 21 the six mummers’ toured local pubs and restaurants in the three locations performing their traditional Christmas ‘Mumming’ play to raise money for the hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit.

The Mummers taking part were Richard Eamer (Town Crier), James Sturgess (Santa Clause), Ken Cobb (Heroic Bold George), Idris Roker (The Doctor), Nik Bridger (the very scary Turkish Knight) and John Laver (Little Johnnie Jack).

John Laver, of Bathampton Morris Men, said: “It was a brilliant effort by all involved and whilst small in numbers the performances were polished and well received. The Mummers would like to thank all those who donated to this excellent cause.”