THE Earl of Wessex, accompanied by his wife Sophie, hosted the opening night of the final gala at Trevereaux Manor, the Limpsfield Chart home of Sir Richard Stilgoe, founder of the Orpheus Centre near Godstone.
The Trevereaux Manor Gala, one of the Orpheus Centre’s most popular and prestigious events, took place for the last time this year. In honour of the Orpheus’ Centre’s 20th anniversary Sir Richard and his wife Lady Annabel reopened Trevereaux Manor for a final finale complete with champagne and a host of entertainment.
The two nights of the Trevereaux Gala raised £85,500 which will fund the Orpheus Centre’s barn refurbishment focusing on replacing the old lights in the barn’s theatre with an LED lighting system. The LED lighting system which will be safer and easier to use, energy efficient and students will be able to operate the lights on iPads from ground level.
If you would like to support the Orpheus Centre and help raise £195,000 to complete the barn’s full refurbishment please visit: www.orpheus.org.uk/appeal/equipment-in-our-recording-studio-and-barn-theatre
Photo shows the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Sir Richard Stilgoe, Orpheus staff and students both past and present and some of Sir Richard’s grandchildren.