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FSF Patron'€™s feat of memory raises over £2,500

When Victoria Brignell agreed to become FSF€™s new patron (click the tab at the top of this page for the €˜About Us€™ page), she immediately offered to raise funds for us. She prepared this message to send to FSF supporters and her own friends:

victoria and lentils web€˜I'€™ve decided to raise money for FSF'€™s life-transforming work by doing some acting myself and I would be very grateful if you would sponsor me in this endeavour. On Sunday March 22nd I will be attempting to perform a 40-minute monologue by one of Britain'€™s leading playwrights, in which I play a vicar'€™s wife with a secret. This will be a big challenge for me as a) I'€™m not very good at memorising large amounts of text b) I don'€™t like speaking in public and c) I'€™m not fond of being the centre of attention.  Please give generously to make my ordeal worthwhile!


If you want to witness the worst piece of acting you'€™ll see in your lifetime, then you'€™re welcome to come along and watch me do the performance on Sunday March 22nd at 5pm at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House, 52 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4EA.  As this is a private performance, we'€™re not selling tickets but there will be a collection so you can make a donation to FSF if you haven'€™t sponsored me already.  However, if I were you, I would find something else to do instead that evening!


Victoria was completely wrong about her ability to memorise and to act; she wove wry humour into her word-perfect performance which was enjoyed by an appreciative audience“ and on-line sponsorship and other donations raised over £2,500.

We are very grateful to Victoria for her courage and determination, and also to FSF Trustee Alison Skilbeck who encouraged and supported Victoria in the development of her performance. 


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