The Lowry’s 2017 Christmas Appeal
What is it all about?
This year’s appeal will raise funds to enable The Lowry to deliver a new creative programme working with young people aged 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness in Salford.
Young people experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable young people in our city. New research shows that 26% of young people aged 16-24 have had to sleep in an “unsafe place” due to homelessness, such as in a car, a car park, a tent in a public space, on the streets or even sofa-surfing, with just under 300,000 doing so on any one night.
Your support through The Lowry’s Christmas Appeal will help The Lowry deliver a 12-month creative programme based out in the community and led by professional artists and highly trained support staff.
The Young People will take part in employability and skills development that will give them new qualifications and training as well as 1-1 support which will help them gain new skills, boost their confidence and support them to move towards a more positive future.
Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said:
is a far wider and more complex issue than most people realise. Of course, the
most visible aspect is those who face sleeping rough on the city’s streets –
but there are also thousands of young people reliant on emergency or temporary
accommodation for a variety of reasons, who are extremely vulnerable''
Christmas Appeal is a really great example of the impact The Lowry can have on
the lives of young people in Salford and I’d like to thank our audiences and
visitors in advance for their very generous support.”
(Hero Image credit to Laiba from Salford Young Carers Centre)