Guildford Lions Club was one of a number of donors who helped the Guildford Shalespeare Company to replace their worn out vehicle.

The previous van had covered in excess of 130,000 miles and was an MOT failure with mounting repair costs. The vehicle is vital for transporting sets, props, costumes, sound and lighting for GSC’s three current annual schools tours. It also plays a key role in the main house productions with regards to logistics. However, GSC were often having to hire much larger vehicles as the charity’s work had also outgrown it.

KERRIE DRISCOLL, GSC’s Creative Learning Producer: “The purchase of a new van gave us the option of a crew van enabling us to tour more schools and venues in one day. The new vehicle will support the expansion of our tours, meaning we can take our work further afield to more socially isolated and less advantaged groups and individuals.”

MATT PINCHES, Co-Founder of GSC: “We’re incredibly grateful to our supporters for this this funding. Without their grants and the vision and generosity of our local supporters Guildford Lions and Chapters Financial, we simply wouldn’t be able to make these tours happen, which give so much inspiration and experience to people who otherwise would not have access to it.”