Angels In Kinky Boots Support Good Shepherd!

The Good Shepherd are grateful to a group of ‘Angels in Kinky Boots’ after receiving a kind donation from the Bilston Operatic Company to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity.

It was back in 1972 that the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd first arrived to start helping people experiencing homelessness in Wolverhampton, work which the charity continues to deliver now by offering a range of food and support services.

Bilston Operatic Company boasts an even longer history having been set up in 1927, and they are delighted to be back in action following their pandemic with their annual performances at the Grand Theatre, starting with Kinky Boots from May 4-7.

Viv Brown, a trustee and volunteer at the Good Shepherd, is also a long-serving member of the company who now sits on the committee, and she was delighted to receive a donation of £500 to support the charity.

“We are delighted to be back performing with Kinky Boots in May and then Peter Pan in November, but also delighted to be continuing our support for different local charities,” says Viv.

“We select different charities to support each year but for 2022, with it being the 50th anniversary for the Good Shepherd, we decided to donate towards their fantastic work for the people of Wolverhampton.

“Being a trustee and volunteer at the Good Shepherd, I see every week just how much of an impact they have for people in need, and this donation from the Bilston Operatic Company will make such a difference during these difficult times.”

Unfortunately, chairman Brenda Arnold was missing on the day of the cheque handover, but several of the ‘Angels’ from the production, and leading man Alec White, were on hand to make the donation.

Tickets for Kinky Boots are available from the Grand Theatre via this link.

  • Picture courtesy Jon George/Compton G Camera Club

Viv Brown, centre, receives the cheque from leading man Alec White along with the ‘Angels’, back row Jack Baggott, James Thomas, Martyn Davies and Zachary Hollinshead and front, Fergus Edwards and Jack Hobson.

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