This year, EUGnS is proud to be collecting in aid of Alzheimer's Sociey. We will be collecting at shows and possibly at other events this year. If you would like to donate, please come along to our shows or go online to Alzheimers.org.uk
Over the years, the
G&S society have been proud to make donations to various charities.
Here are some details of some of the more recent donations.
In 2004, when the committee for 'The Gondoliers' chose to celebrate a profitable year by donating £1000 each to the charities Force (a local cancer charity) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (R.N.L.I).
2005 was another successful year for the Society with their production of 'Iolanthe', and as such a cheque for £500 was presented to Nightline (now called Voice), Exeter University's branch of the national student run listening and information service. The cheque was accepted by Nightline General Co-ordinator John Wordsworth, who has informed us that the money was used to fund the establishment of a new 'E-Listening' service, allowing their volunteers to help even more students through use of the internet.
In 2006, the society's chosen charity was the West of England School for Young People with Little or No Sight. The school is also the chosen charity of the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Peter Wadham, who will be hosting an evening for the members of the Society in the Summer Term for the presentation of the cheque. This year's donation consists of 50% of revenue from ticket sales of the Wednesday matinee performance, which was attended by his Lordship and several members of the West of England School. On the 10th May 2006, members of the 2005 and 2006 committees presented the Lord Mayor with a cheque for £892-50p!
In 2007, the society's chosen charity was the Children's Hospice, South West, which is the only Chidren's Hospice in the South West Peninsula taking care of children and their families from Cornwall in the west right up to South Gloucestershire.
In 2008 (our 40th anniversary!), the society chose to donate to the Lord Mayor's charity, which was the neo-natal facility at Wonford Hospital, which helped to provide the hospital with much needed equipment. That year we were able to donate £1000 from our ticket sales to the charity.
2009 saw our society donate £300 to the RNLI. This helped towards a new lifeboat station in Exmouth.
Through a trying time for both the society and the theatre, 2010 saw the company of Ruddigore donate over £400 to Mencap.
It is our pleasure as a Society to be able to donate
money to local charities as part of our profits for the shows we put on.
How much we are able to give is always down to how many people come to
see us perform. We would like to thank everyone who has come to see us
over the many years of the society - it is thanks to you that we have
been able to help four worthwhile causes to date. We would like to be
able to continue this tradition next year and onwards, so make sure
you're free next March!