Theatre costumes, props and sets belonging to Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company were found strewn on a South Surrey roadside Thursday morning (Nov. 16). (Submitted photo/Ellie King)

LETTER: Theatre company thanks Surrey for support after trailer theft

‘The saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed, and we feel very rich in friendship department’

The Editor,

Re: “Theatre stuff from stolen trailer found strewn on Surrey roadside,” the Now-Leader online.

Recently, a Royal Canadian Theatre Company trailer was stolen, containing irreplaceable sets, props and costumes, all of which were dumped in a secluded wooded roadside.

We are a charity and operate on a very tight budget, so this was a disastrous thing to have happen. We were dismayed to say the least, and not really sure what we were going to do. But our amazing community – and not just the theatre community but the community at large – gathered round to support us with offers of help, kind words and enough money (over $500) to help pay our deductible and repair some of the damage to our stuff.

We were dismayed to say the least, and not really sure what we were going to do. But our amazing community – and not just the theatre community but the community at large – gathered round to support us with offers of help, kind words and enough money (over $500) to help pay our deductible and repair some of the damage to our stuff.

But our amazing community – and not just the theatre community but the community at large – gathered round to support us with offers of help, kind words and enough money (over $500) to help pay our deductible and repair some of the damage to our stuff.

Thank you to the media for spreading our tale of woe. Thank you to the RCMP for working to try to track down our missing trailer. Thank you to Cindy Sleeman and Stacey Sherback for getting the ball rolling to help us. And thank you, everyone, for being there for us.

The old saying goes, “a friend in need is a friend indeed,” and we feel very rich in the friendship department!

So on behalf of Royal Canadian Theatre Company, our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.

Ellie King, Langley

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