The charity exists purely through donations, coming from audiences that attend performances at Sophie’s Barn, private donations or the sales of the log and play.
We rely 100% on donations from the public to fund our Charity and 100% of contributions go directly to helping young actors and singers with their training.
From her earliest childhood, Sophie used to write about things and events and people that interested her, and as she became older she often wrote as well about her own thoughts and feelings.
After her death it was suggested to the Trustees that a book should be compiled of selected writings, poems and diary entries, and sold to raise money for Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund. The finished book, with illustrations also found among Sophie’s papers, was published by Sophie’s Silver Lining Fund in March 1999.
A digital version of the Sophie’s Log can be bought online for £7.
A play based on “Sophie’s Log” was commissioned in 2001 after encouragement from Professor Richard Demarco, an influential member of the Edinburgh arts scene. There is a very small cast; Sophie, aged 19, and Sophie as a much younger person.
The play called ‘Sophie’ received its premiere at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival. The Scotsman newspaper gave the play a four star rating and the recommendation that the play was a “definite must see”.
A digital version of the play ‘Sophie’ by Seattle playwright Bryan Wilson, can be bought online for £7.