A lively charity performance of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, by final year BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship students from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, has raised a record £500.

For over a decade, the Sidcup based college has donated proceeds from one of its public performances to the Mayor of Bexley Charity Appeal. This year a record amount was raised to support Bexley Alzheimer’s Society and projects in the borough which tackle loneliness in older people.

After the performance, on Tuesday 15 November, the Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Eileen Pallen and guests met members of the cast and production team to congratulate them on their efforts.

Rose Bruford College Principal and Chief Executive Michael Earley, said;

“We are delighted to, once again, support the Mayor of Bexley’s charity efforts. On behalf of the cast and production team and everyone at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, I would like to thank the audience for their generous contributions to these great projects fostered by the Mayor, which will benefit the local community and its people enormously."

For further information about the Mayor’s Charity appeal and fundraising events, please email [email protected]

Photographs by Michael O'Reilly and Robert Workman.