Charlotte Tofts wins Helen Temperley Award

Helen Temperley

Charlotte Tofts 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.

Charlotte Tofts, 17, was the fourth recipient of the Helen Temperley Memorial Trophy. She was presented with the award by the previous winner, Ed Tunningley, after the final performance of Half a Sixpence on February 20th.

Charlotte has been involved with WOW! for the past six years, and has played parts in all 6 WOW! shows during that time as well as playing one of Fagin's gang in WAOS' Oliver in 2013. Charlotte played the female lead, Ann, in Half a Sixpence and we hope that she will be back with us next year for Loserville.

Charlotte Tofts as the feisty Ann in WOW!'s Half a Sixpence (2016).