Messages from Presidents and Vice Presidents of G&S Societies

Dear Friends and Fellow Members,

After reading the sympathetic message from our Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, it occurred to me, as your President, that I should also send a few cheering words to you all.

It’s rather difficult to find anything upbeat to talk about just now, but I can at least hope that you all stay healthy in these troubled times.  Staying in isolation, as no doubt some of you are (me included)  is not an easy thing to endure.  If possible, the best way to get through it is to embark on some project which in normal times you just don’t have the time for.  With me it’s going to be painting, which I usually have difficulty fitting in with other chores and activities. Now time is the one commodity I shall have in abundance!

Can we find anything good about this current crisis?  I have to say yes- there is one heartwarming outcome:  we never realised that we have so many friends and neighbours anxious to help in any way they can.  Not a day goes by without a phone call or email to see if there’s anything we need.  Nothing seems to be too much trouble.  I hope you have all had similar experiences.

Let’s hope light appears at the end of the tunnel before too long.  And- what do you know- I can’t find a G&S quote to fit this situation! Now, there’s a project for you!

My love and best wishes to you all.

Cynthia

 

 

We send our best wishes to you and all our dear friends in The Gilbert and Sullivan Society and hope that we all live out this terrible virus. 

Valerie Masterson

 

 

 

I hope you are all coping with this extraordinary situation. Thank goodness I was able to get down to Manchester before it all started.  I pass on my best wishes to everyone and hope no-one has been too badly affected in any way.

 

 

I hope you are coping with this extraordinary situation. Thank goodness I was able to get down to Manchester before it all started.

 

I had a phone call from Muriel the other day; she seems well. I did ask her to pass on my best wishes to everyone but will now do this ‘officially’. I hope no-one has been affected in any way.

 

All best wishes, as ever.

 

David.

 

All best wishes, as ever.

 

David.

(Mackie)

 

Message from HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron of the G&S Society 

Dear All

HRH The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron of the G&S Society has kindly sent all members of the G&S Society a message of support.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has asked me to convey his best wishes to all your members, staff and volunteers while we enter this unprecedented period of uncertainty and worry.  He is very much aware of the concerns that your people will have at the moment as this pandemic develops and would want you to know that you are all very much in his mind.

 

Regards

Alastair

 

Alastair Todd | Private Secretary to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester |
Kensington Palace | London | W8 4PU