Christmas Appeal


Do something special this Christmas. Help The Lowry to support Children in Care and Care Leavers in Salford through a life-changing project.

The story so far…

In 2012 The Lowry’s second Christmas Appeal raised £21,000 towards a project with Children in Care and Care Leavers in Salford. Over 12 months they sampled a whole host of performances and activities designed to inspire and engage them, build confidence and give them the chance to gain the Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification. The project culminated in a celebration event where the young people presented two films they had created exploring the meaning of ‘home’ to them, and a fantastic theatre performance which was written and performed by the participants themselves.

Since 2012, we have continued to work closely with Children in Care through weekly creative drop in sessions, giving them the chance to take part in a variety of skills-building activities whilst working alongside and engaging with other young people. These young people have built in confidence and gained qualifications to support them in their education and future opportunities. 

What’s next?

We need your help to ensure we can continue this invaluable and life-changing work as we begin a brand new bespoke project January 2017 with a new project that will support and inspire many more Children in Care and Care Leavers across Salford. The project will be informed by the young people themselves but we will focus on developing key life skills and confidence among the participants, whilst enabling them to have exciting experiences they may otherwise be unable to, and most importantly have fun!

Lowry staff and volunteers will be working hard over Christmas to raise money to support this crucial work and you can join in too. Your donation will help us to reach more Children in Care and ensure our project is truly life-changing.

We will also be collecting donations following performances of Blood Brothers, The Peony Pavilion, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Horrible Christmas, Christmas Is Cancelled and The Lost Present.