We are so very sorry to share the sad news that Freda Daffern, a loyal member and mum of our General Secretary, Fiona Daffern, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on 15 January.
Freda was originally from Derby, where her love of theatre started as a member of the Derby Players. After marriage to Tony in 1959, they moved to Blackpool for work and brought up their family there. After Tony’s death she moved first to Australia and then to London in 2013. She came to see a great many of our shows, recently live-streaming, too. She was an enthusiastic audience member, a regular visitor to the bar and also took part in social events. Freda was a supporter and generous donor to the Building Preservation Trust restoration work, for which we are truly grateful.
The funeral will be on 24th February and any donations are requested to be sent to the British Heart Foundation.
She will be much missed, and our thoughts and best wishes are with Fiona, her sister, Katy, and Fiona’s husband Simon at this sad time.