Chris Tierney & Ciaran Brewer named joint winners of the Helen Temperley Memorial Award for selflessness and commitment
The Helen Temperley Memorial Award was set up in memory of one of WOW!'s most keen and valued committee members. Helen was a longstanding member of Witham Amateur Operatic Society and a founder member of WOW! The award is presented each year to the member of WOW! who most embodies the positive qualities that Helen exhibited, namely loyalty, hard work and selfless commitment, while maintaining a great sense of fun and enjoyment in everything she did. We hope that this award will be both a fitting and lasting tribute to Helen, as well as an inspiration to the young people of WOW! whom Helen supported from the group’s inception.
Chris Tierney, 18 and Ciaran Brewer, 21 were the sixth recipients of the Helen Temperley Memorial Trophy. They were presented with the award by the previous winner, Faye Broadbent, after the final performance of CATS on February 17th.
Chris has been involved with WOW since 2013. He played Sonny in Grease, Mr Pressman in Our House, Mr Shalford in Half a Sixpence, Michael Dork in Loserville and Munkustrap in CATS. Chris is hoping to move on to theatre school next year, so CATS is likely his last show with WOW!
Ciaran has been a loyal and enthusiastic member of WOW! since 2013. He attended all WOW! summer schools since 2013 and was a chorus member in Half a Sixpence and Loserville and the Great Rumpus Cat in CATS. Ciaran has played in WAOS shows. CATS will be Ciaran's last show with WOW! although we hope he will continue with WAOS.