Hooray we raised £25,000 in the Big Give!
We are delighted to announce that we have raised over £25,000 in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, in support of our Hippodrome Education Network (HEN) Huge thanks to everyone who donated.
We had set an initial target of £20,000 which we hit mid-way through the campaign and set a stretch target of £23,000 which we achieved and then some.
This crucial funding will directly benefit 6000 young people in our city region to reconnect, rebuild their confidence and resilience as well as improve their wellbeing, all of which has been impacted over the last 18 months.
We had over 90 generous donors, including Board Trustees, individual supporters, companies and local trust and foundations. A special thanks to IMI plc, Darwin Alternatives, Glenn Howells Architects, Property for Kids, The Bishop of Birmingham Charity, The Owen Family Trust and The Rowan Trust.
During the pandemic, our work in primary, secondary and Special Educational NEEDS (SEN) schools has grown to reach 35 schools across the city-region. It’s very humbling to know that 60% of these schools are located in the 10% most deprived areas of the UK. These disadvantaged young people are bursting with potential and talent, but so many of them have not experienced live performance or had the benefit of creative opportunities. And that’s what the team of Hippodrome Learning Artists does so brilliantly week in, week out, throughout the academic year – delivering creative workshops that support and enhance the curriculum.
The Big Give is no longer active, but there are still many ways to support! We want to ensure that everyone can access the arts, because Arts Matter! We have an ongoing campaign which you can read more about HERE.
Thank you for your interest and consideration.
For more information about our charitable aims and how you can support our work with schools and local communities, please call our Fundraising and Development Team on 0121 689 3068 and email email@example.com
With thanks to our Charity Champion, The Reed Foundation.