Tracey bids farewell to Viva and Soham as she moves to France

PUBLISHED: 10:20 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 27 July 2018

Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

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A stalwart of the Viva family received a 'civic farewell' earlier this month to honour her contribution to the theatre company over many years.

Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.
Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

Leaving the Soham-based drama group for a new home in France, new and old members gathered to wish Tracey Summers luck as she moves to France.

The farewell was also attended by Mayor of Ely, Councillor Mike Rouse, who said: “Tracy goes with the warmest wishes and great affection from her friends.”

Daniel Schumann, of Viva Soham, said: “Tracey has been a big part of our Viva family for a long time.

“She has been a performer, backstage crew member and volunteer.

Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.
Tracey Summers with friends, members of the Viva Soham family and Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse. PHOTO: Mike Rouse.

“She made a significant contribution to Viva and the community.

“We will miss her terribly. However we are confident that we will all stay in touch. We wish her every happiness in France.”

In July Viva Soham was awarded more than £80,000 to transform the derelict Spencer Mill into a cultural hub for the community.

Viva’s vision is to create a community theatre with a vibrant programme as well as a community space that is available for hire by the community

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