"I want to say an enormous thank-you to all the Ken-Friends who contributed
to my overwhelmingly generous birthday tributes.
The money which supports Youth Drama in Northern Ireland has an almost
incalculable value. Way beyond the vastness of the actual sum and what it
can literally buy, the comfort level and choice it makes possible, opens
all kinds of doors. It helps people who would not otherwise be able to
participate in what for many is a life-changing experience. Your gift has a
direct social impact and is deeply appreciated.
Many of you know of my fondness for RADA and the contribution you have made
to them in my honour is a double thrill.
First of all, Richard Attenborough is delighted! In his heroic leadership
of the rebuilding programme, I know every penny counts - yours will for
sure - and at the same time, I'm enormously proud to be associated with the
building in this way. Thank-you, thank-you. Thank You.