Nearly 60 years after HM Queen launched a buy a brick appeal to help complete Guildford Cathedral, Victoria Hamilton, who is playing Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in the widely acclaimed Netflix production of The Crown,is pictured signing a brick to launch a similar appeal to help fund a world-class Urology Centre at The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
The Prostate Project, a Guildford based prostate cancer charity, has already raised GBP1.65m towards the build cost and have been asked by the Royal Surrey to increase their contribution to GBP2m. Over 200,000 Guildford residents paid 7/6d each for a brick in the 1950’s appeal.
Victoria (stage name Hamilton) is the daughter of Tim Sharp, one of the founding trustees of the Prostate Project. Victoria’s passion for the theatre was fired during her time as a student at Priors Field School in Godalming.
“The penny dropped whilst doing theatre studies. I was lucky enough to be...