JPCT 181114 S14480081x  Julie Walters presents awards to Collyers students.  Samaritans christmas cards at Capitol Theatre Horsham.  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141118-161409001
JPCT 181114 S14480081x Julie Walters presents awards to Collyers students. Samaritans christmas cards at Capitol Theatre Horsham. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141118-161409001

Julie Walters presented awards to Horsham students

This week in the archive we have been looking back to when national treasure Julie Walters visited Horsham to present awards to four lucky teenagers.

By Megan O’Neill
Monday, 10th January 2022, 9:11 am

The internationally renowned actress and writer, known for her performances in hit stage, TV and film productions, went to the Capitol Theatre in December 2014, where she delivered the awards for their winning designs in the Samaritans Christmas card competition.

The charity, which provides support for people who need someone to talk to, challenged students at The College of Richard Collyer to come up with new designs for this year’s Christmas cards.

The entries were judged by art experts and people involved with the charity.

Julie, who lives near Loxwood, is the patron of the charity.

She said: “The artwork and the exhibition I have seen are both amazing. I think the fact the Samaritans are even in existence gives me some hope in humanity. Mental health is something that has been pushed to the background and needs to be talked about more. It is a really lovely reason to come down and do something like this.”

The winners were Noah Verbeeten, Isobel Tuckwell, Rachel Lee and Lucy Boorman.

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