2016 Christmas Appeal Update
You did something amazing this Christmas! You have helped The Lowry to support Children in Care and Care Leavers in Salford through a life-changing project, with a record-breaking total of £39,500.
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.
With thanks to our wonderful audience and visitors, The Lowry raised a record-breaking £39,500 to fund a brand new bespoke project which began in January 2017. This project will support and inspire many more Children in Care and Care Leavers across Salford. The activities 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!
We will soon be able to share some brilliant stories of this year's project, look out for the latest news here!
We are very grateful to everyone who donated and all our superb volunteers who collected the money. Thanks also to the casts of Be My Baby, Blood Brothers, The Peony Pavilion, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Horrible Christmas, Christmas Is Cancelled and The Lost Present who helped us raise such a fantastic total.