Unistage Supports Memorial Concert With School Staging

A memorial concert honouring the life of a 29-year-old primary teacher from Shrewsbury was recently held at St Giles’ School, Belvedere.

Victoria Wakefield, who taught at the school, sadly died recently of cancer after being diagnosed just two months earlier.

The school was in desperate need of some specially made staging in time for the memorial concert.

After hearing this tragic story, Unistage quickly made some fascias for the front of the staging with the words ‘In memory of’ and a small verse, which the school provided.

Victoria Walmsley, of Unistage, said: “We were happy to help when we heard about Miss Wakefield because we wanted to contribute to the concert.

“We work hard to ensure we deliver a service which caters for any eventuality. Our staging is great for use in important events such as this.”

The school was really pleased with the extra mile that Unistage went to help.

Miss Wakefield was well known in Shrewsbury for being part of an amateur performance company, taking part in productions such as Little Shop of Horrors and High School Musical.

She loved being involved in the performances, was a brilliant dancer and enjoyed being creative at any opportunity.

Jane Crouch, Headteacher at St Giles, said: “The whole school community of St Giles’ has been deeply saddened by the news of Vicky. She was loved, valued and respected as a truly outstanding teacher.”