Guide Dogs announced as Legally Blonde charity partner
Lanark Amateur Musical Society (LAMS) announce Guide Dogs as their Charity Partner for the 2023 production of LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical.
Photographed are Nicole Duthie, taking on the principal role of Elle Woods, and local pup Bailey, taking on their first starring role as ‘Bruiser’ – Elle’s loyal companion.
Melissa Reilly, LAMS President said “We’re delighted to welcome Guide Dogs as our Charity Partner for Legally Blonde 2023. It’s a perfect fit as the production features two lovable dogs, Bruiser and Rufus! LAMS is an independent Scottish charity and we fund our annual production through a variety of fundraising events & activities, patronage, club membership, merchandise and ticket sales. During the pandemic, club members came together virtually to participate in activities to support other local and national charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer Scotland and The Brain Tumour Charity. As we begin the final countdown to Legally Blonde in March, we’re really proud to be able to support another charity, Guide Dogs, in raising awareness of the important work they do across the country.”
Guide Dogs Scotland’s Edinburgh, Forfar and Glasgow teams provide life-changing mobility services to adults, children and young people with sight loss throughout Scotland.
Sandi Johnson, Community Fundraising Relationship Manager – West Scotland said “Six years ago, I felt unable to leave the house alone due to my sight loss. I had completely lost my confidence. Since then, I have become a Guide Dog owner, with my amazing dog Kane. He has enabled me to go out alone and be more independent. I then started volunteering for the charity that has helped me to re-build my life. And now, I am a passionate employee working full time for Guide Dogs - this charity has truly changed my life.
Coming to Lanark Memorial Hall this year, LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical is based on the popular movie. It follows the transformation of Elle Woods a sorority girl who enrols at Harvard Law to win back her former boyfriend. Along the way she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Throughout the show, very few characters have faith in Elle, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.
The production takes place in Lanark Memorial Hall from 23 - 25 March 2023. Tickets for are on sale now, priced from £12.50. Purchase tickets at www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk by calling 01555 673 199 or visiting the Lanark Memorial Hall Box Office.
Lanark Amateur Musical Society is a Registered Scottish Charity SC005126
Further information about Lanark Amateur Musical Society is available at www.lams.org.uk
Further information about Guide Dogs Scotland is available at www.guidedogs.org.uk/guide-dogs-scotland