Montage Theatre Arts

Summer FUN-draiser

8 weeks of free holiday courses for children who need it most. Learning through fun, friendship and getting to perform in front of friends and family at the end of the week keeps them off the streets and gets them engaged and inspired. This work really changes lives!

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1103460)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£8,780

Time left

2 days

Donations

46

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • LGBTQAILGBTQAI
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Lewisham is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK with few free or heavily subsidised high-quality activities for children to mitigate the likelihood of involvement in gangs and knife crime. There is a lack of positive role models and exposure to those from different cultures and/or socio-economic backgrounds plus a lack of access to the transformative power of the performing arts, which build a wide variety of life-skills.

Solution

Montage has 21 years of experience working with children, including the most disadvantaged, LGBTQ and those with Special Educational Needs. They will now have somewhere safe and fun to go in their holidays. They will be stretched creatively (singing, dancing, acting) and make new friends. By the end of each course, they'll have performed in front of friends and family - giving a real sense of achievement. Through discovering their natural creativity they will grow in self confidence.

  • Can I just take this opportunity to pass on to you and the whole Montage team how thankful and grateful we are for all your hard work and creativity. We have seen her blossom, forging friendships and gaining confidence and new skills, entirely as a result of Montage.

    — Montage Parent/Carer

  • My son loved it so much and wants to come back. It has helped with his confidence, behaviour, listening and happiness. It is amazing, staff are so warm and helpful. What they do in a week is amazing.

    — Montage Parent/Carer

  • I am honestly not sure how [our son] would have coped without you. It has been such a positive focus for him each week... it has been brilliant to hear roars of laughter and much chatter on Saturday mornings.

    — Montage Parent/Carer