Rutland Reminders sends its thanks to Uppingham Theatre Company for their generous support and donation from a recent production of Sir Terry Pratchett’s® Wyrd Sisters at Uppingham Theatre.
Uppingham Theatre Company chose Rutland Reminders as their charity for the production as it provided the perfect link between the arts and dementia – Sir Terry Pratchett suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years before his death earlier this year.
The Wyrd Sisters performance at Hallowe’en raised over £600 for Rutland Reminders, a fantastic amount that will help Rutland Reminders volunteers host their regular singing sessions for people with dementia and their carers.
With monthly sessions in Oakham and Uppingham, the donation also supports transport costs for guests living in Rutland who cannot get to the venues by their own means.
In addition to the donation, Rutland Reminders were also invited to meet theatre-goers with a stand in the foyer. Charles Lawrence, Chair of Rutland Reminders, said: “We’d like to thank Uppingham Theatre Company for their extremely generous support, not only the donation, but the opportunity to attend the theatre and raise awareness of our charity. Our volunteers were overwhelmed by the support of the theatre-goers who took the time to chat with us.”