13 December 2020
This year for the first time the branch presented a Challenge Cup for Young Performers in honour of Branch Founder members Vic Baulton, Jill Birch, Vivien Lesley and Barrie West. The cup was presented to the winner, Poppy Hymas, at our Christmas social on 13th December by our Patron, Liza Pulman. Chloe Cusack and Adam Baylis were also recognised for their professionalism and team effort by the branch, receiving Highly Commended certificates.
Poppy said: It is an honour to receive the first Founders' Challenge Cup for Young Performers for the Finest Team effort. I have been very lucky to finish my university career with my company (The Actors Wheel) in a final live performance. Although these have been difficult circumstances to perform in and I faced many challenges throughout the rehearsals I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel grateful that my endeavours to work hard as part of the team have been recognised. Thank you to the Equity Devon and Cornwall team for this heartwarming award.’