CHESTER-LE-STREET Theatre Group is supporting three local charities during a forthcoming production of My Fair Lady – chosen charities are North East Homeless, Re-F-use Café, in Chester-le-Street, and a local food bank.

North East Homeless provides outreach services at least three times a week, dispensing hot drinks, food, warm clothing and support to the homeless community.

The Re-f-use Café opened in Chester-le-Street earlier this year and is part of The Real Junk Food Project, a network of organisations challenging criminal levels of food waste. They intercept food before it becomes waste and turn it into healthy accessible meals, served on a ‘Pay As You Feel’ basis. The café is run by volunteers.

Some of the cast and crew of My Fair Lady went along to the café to present them with a bain marie. Nikki, café volunteer, said: “This piece of equipment will change our lives, and we are so very grateful to the group.”

Chester-le-Street Theatre Group’s production of My Fair Lady, which will be performed at Chester-le-Street Community Centre, runs from July 10 to 14. Tickets are £10 adults or £8 concessions, available from the box office on 0191-388-3778.