Court Players raise over £6000 for GWAAC


Members of The Court Players visited The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s air base at Filton to present the Charity with a cheque for £6011.37 to mark their fundraising efforts over the past two years.  The money was raised from raffles and bucket collections at productions, social events and other activities including Bryan Quinlan's sky dive and our President's Fun Day at The Rose and Crown. 

Chairman Hannah Lewis said, “It’s makes me really proud to be able to present this cheque and I would like to thank our members, friends and audiences for their generosity”. GWAAC Fundraising co-ordinator Joe Hughes said, “We really appreciate people like The Court Players and their donations as it all helps to keep the much-needed service operational”. 

Every year GWAAC requires £3M to continue to provide their life saving service.  They receive no money from either the government or the National Lottery.  This year they have the unique opportunity to buy their new base at Almondsbury which will ensure the long-term stability of the service and provide facilities which are fit for purpose.  However, this requires an additional £1.25M to be raised. 

Court Players Secretary Richard Lewis said “When we adopted GWAAC as our charity of the year we aimed to raise £2000 which is about the cost of one helicopter mission.  This cheque means we have potentially saved three people’s lives.  A very rewarding achievement.”



The Court Players will shortly be going into rehearsal for their 60th Anniversary production of the musical “Oliver!” which will be presented at The Memorial Hall, Rangeworthy in February and will include a special celebratory Gala Performance.  The musical was last performed by the Players back in 1972 and some of the original cast will be appearing in this new exciting production.