A £300 donation from top wealth management company Brewin Dolphin will help provide an auditorium seating system for a Falmouth theatre company that has been producing regular plays for nearly 78 years.

The King Charles Mummers began performing in 1940 when young curate Edward Marsden staged ‘Wurzel Flummery’ by A A Milne. Since then, the company has put on an average two productions a year in the King Charles Theatre in New Street.

“We want to install the new system in time for our next show in April 2018,” said Mummers’ chairman Robert Martin. “Our current one is old, heavy and very hard to assemble so we’ve been asking various organisations to contribute towards the total cost of £8000.

“Darryn Richards has been my investment manager for many years. He’s a lovely man – very down-to-earth and excellent at what he does. When I asked him if Brewin Dolphin could help, he came back with a £300 contribution. We’re really grateful to both him and his colleagues.”

Brewin Dolphin is a FTSE 250 company with a local office in Truro.

“I’ve worked with Robert for many years and understand the importance of the quality entertainment that groups like The King Charles Mummers provide,” said Darryn, who grew up in Redruth and continues to live there. “I wish the group well with their next production in the spring and look forward to trying out the new seating system when it’s in place.”