Tom Nicoll wins 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.
Tom Nicoll, 18, was the eighth recipient of the Helen Temperley Memorial Trophy. He was presented with the award by previous winner, Jenni Hunt, after the final performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie on February 22nd.
Tom has been involved with WOW! for the past seven years and has played a number of roles including Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Old Deuteronomy in CATS, Eddie Arch in Loserville, Young Walsingham in Half a Sixpence, Joe's Double & London Alarms Boss in Our House and Chorus Member in Grease.