Charlotte Watling wins Helen Temperley Award

Helen Temperley

Charlotte Watling 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 Watling, 17, was the second recipient of the Helen Temperley Memorial Trophy. Charlotte has been involved with WOW! for many years and has played parts in 8 WOW! shows and many WAOS shows too. Grease, in which Charlotte played Cha Cha and took on the role of Dance Captain, is likely to be her last show with WOW! as she hopes to go on to study dance next year. Charlotte has always been cheerful, committed and loyal and is an excellent role model for the younger WOW! members.

Charlotte Watling receives the Helen Temperley Memorial Award. She is presented the award by her brother, Michael Watling, who won the award in 2013.