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GSA Singers’ ‘West End Show’ Raises over £3,500 Pounds for Cancer Charity

Published on: 27 Feb, 2024
Updated on: 1 Mar, 2024

The GSA Singers

By Daniel Husseini

Over 200 guests packed the Godalming Borough Hall to witness the Guildford School of Acting Singers put on a fundraising ‘West End Show’ on Saturday (February 24) in aid of the Royal Surrey [Hospital] Charity.

The crowd was wowed by a variety of musical songs performed by GSA students in their second year of studies. Long-time GSA musical director Peter Roberts, masterfully played piano while accompanying the 20 or so students who sang on stage.

The audience waiting for the show to start.

There was a real buzz in the audience as they became audience engrossed in the performances. Personal highlights included a solo performance of Besame Mucho and O Mio Babbino Caro, also performed as a solo with both soloists hitting exceptional notes with extreme clarity.

And the show’s group numbers were equally impressive and every performer displaying their acting and singing abilities to the full.

Anne Gray event organiser.

The evening was organised by Anne Gray, president of Rotary Club of Godalming who spoke eloquently about why she wanted to support the charity for the work they do in treating cancer.

She said: “The Royal Surrey Charity aims to help more people get diagnosed and treated by the latest robotic techniques, so that approximately 7,000 a year more people will benefit from this new cancer centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital.”

All ticket proceeds from the event, plus other sales on the night totalled over £3,500 raised.

South West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt also attended the event and thanked the crowd following the closing of the show.

He said: “I just want to thank everyone in the audience for supporting this wonderful project to build a new cancer and surgical (innovation) centre at the Royal Surrey. We’re so lucky, the Royal Surrey is one of the very best cancer hospitals in the country. They are absolutely amazing.”

Later Mr Hunt referred to the GSA singers’ “incredible talent” and talked proudly of Britain’s booming creative industry.

Jeremy Hunt thanks the GSA singers

“Ladies and gentlemen, let me just say we have the most amazing creative industry in this country. We’ve got the West End. We are Europe’s film and TV production hub. Netflix alone, spent six billion pounds in the last four years making stuff in the UK and the reason they came here is because of this incredible talent and we’ve got it right on our doorstep. So Peter and his amazing team, thank you for giving us a bit of magic in Godalming tonight.”

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Responses to GSA Singers’ ‘West End Show’ Raises over £3,500 Pounds for Cancer Charity

  1. Toni Hourahane Reply

    March 20, 2024 at 10:07 am

    Thank you to all those who support these events that raise funds for Royal Surrey Hospital Cancer and Innovative Surgical Centre.

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