As you may be aware, our chosen charity for 2016/2017 is ‘Alzheimer’s UK’. This is a charity very close to our heart. Not only do some of our members have family & friends who have suffered or are suffering with Alzheimer’s, but in fact we have had in the past a few of our own members who suffer from this disease and no doubt sadly there will be many more cases in the coming years.
A couple of our members also have connections with Centenary whether be on stage or back stage. In fact earlier this year one of our members, Ken Clarke, lost his wife Marian to Alzheimer’s. Now Marian wasn’t just a supporter of the choir but she was also involved with Centenary for many, many years. Marian had many talents but she was particularly well known for her sewing skills with Centenary and she helped make dozens of costumes for them over the years.
So saddened were Centenary about the death of Marian, that earlier this year they approached us to give us the wonderful news that at the end of a couple of their upcoming concerts they wanted to do a ‘bucket collection’ for Alzheimer’s UK by way of a thank you to Marian.
True to their word, from the 17th -21st May 2016 at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn, the Centenary Theatre Company gave a wonderful performance of their production of the hit movie ‘Grease’! We are so thrilled to say that they have passed on a cheque to us for £250 which will be adding to our ongoing collection for Alzheimer’s UK.
So, if you went to one of the showings of Grease and you donated to the collection, a huge big thank you from us. Also a special thank you to Marjorie Clare, wife of WMVC chorister Alan Clare, who approached us in the first place regarding the collection.
I’m sure you’ll all agree that the cast and crew look splendid in their Grease Costumes – Thank you all once again.