Posted on 16th September 2013
On 25 September Absolutely Opera! will perform to a sell-out crowd at a charity opera night in aid of the Guildford based Surrey Law Centre, a not-for-profit specialist legal advice agency dedicated to supporting those in Surrey facing vulnerability, hardship, discrimination and disadvantage.
The evening will feature musical performances by Absolutely Opera! who have entertained audiences all around the world, and who are kindly donating their time and their talent free of charge. The audience at the event will be made up of local solicitors, barristers and judiciary who have all bought tickets to help raise funds for the centre in recognition of the work they undertake.
Laura, Centre Director at the Surrey Law Centre said “Despite evident wealth in Surrey, there are many pockets of deprivation and some very significantly so. Reforms to legal aid have resulted in an even increased demand for low-cost specialist legal advice and representation and this, coupled with a reduction in funding, has put enormous pressure on our services to the most challenged communities in Surrey. Support from Absolutely Opera! and Guildford Barristers Chambers who have organised this event will directly ensure the continuation of a high-quality law service to those who are unable to obtain legal advice elsewhere.”
A charity auction is also being held at the event with prizes donated by generous local firms and clubs such as the Guildford Flames, Harlequins Rugby squad, Jamie’s Italian, Denbies Vineyard, ESPA, Burhill Golf Club, House of Fraser, Red Hot Yoga, Loseley Park, Delta Force Paint Balling and Woking Golf Club.