Performance in memory of Alex Frith raises £10000 for The Mumbles Lifeboat
Alex Frith was one of Swansea's most passionate fundraisers for local charities and good causes. However, Alex was not content just to raise funds but was determined to give young people a chance to perform on one of the world of theatre's most prestigious stages .. The Swansea Grand Theatre.
When Alex passed away generations of young people who had performed in her Bumbles of Mumbles and The Best is Yet to Come Theatre shows were devastated.
The Grand Theatre which had played host to these performances felt they had to do something so the theatre management decided to put on a show that would pay tribute to Alex and in her great tradition would put young people on stage and would raise money for four great causees that meant a lot to Alex.
Directed by David Lloyd Jones and Kath Rice, the show, hosted by Kev Johns filled the theatre and once again welcomed the stage school that had worked closely with Alex over the years.
The Show entitled,'The Best is ..... Alex raised £4000 for 4 charities that Alex had long supported .
This week Kev Johns was able to present a £1000 cheque to her favourite charity the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat station.
Andy ‘Badger’ Miles who’s a helm at The Mumbles said ‘We were all so saddened at Alex’s death and we are tremendously grateful to everyone involved in the show and Alex’s family. Without donations like this the RNLI would not be able to perform its mission of saving lives at sea. ‘
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