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Free theatre for all Lewisham Children
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TheatreTripChild


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04-07-2017 09:03 AM

Hello, I was wondering if I could appeal to all SE23'ers.

I am running a scheme, as part of the Albany in Deptford, to raise money to give every 5 year old child in Lewisham a free trip to the theatre.

'Every Child' is a community based, charitable campaign that will provide a free ticket for every five-year-old in the borough to go to the theatre. Jude Law is our Founding Patron (he's a Lewisham lad!) and the campaign is endorsed by Sir Steve Bullock and Lewisham Council.

Many children living in Lewisham are unable to experience arts and cultural activity due to barriers including cost, travel and lack of cultural capital deeply ingrained through longstanding deprivation in the borough. Arts and culture have a huge role to play in promoting wellbeing, stimulating community cohesion and tackling social isolation. Engaging children at a young age is proven to have a significant impact on their behaviours and habits as adolescents and adults. By engaging with children through schools, and establishing their relationship with, and right to attend arts venues, we hope to begin a lifelong connection to arts and culture, ensuring no future adult is locked out of cultural engagement.

Our aim is to raise £40,000 to give 4,000 Lewisham youngsters their first trip to the theatre. The more money we raise the more local children we can reach. As part of the Lewisham Small and Faith Grants scheme we are crowdfunding for the first 1000 tickets. Anything you can do to support is much appreciated, in these early stages we need as many supporters as possible to build momentum.

There's loads more info in the link below or drop me a line at cassie.raine@thealbany.org.uk if you'd like to have a chat about it.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-theatre-t...very-child

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