Laura is fundraising

Laura B's marathon madness for The Lowry Centre Trust

£185.00 + £36.25 Gift Aid = £221.25
Donated to Laura’s £500.00 Goal

Laura’s story

I am currently injured and the temperature in Salford has recently plummeted, so why would I not have just signed up for my first ever full marathon?

In truth I work for the life changing charity, The Lowry who's Learning and Enagagement department lead an annual programme of community work dedicated to connecting our artistic vision with our broader context of Salford.

Our aim is to support and develop children and at risk young adults by drawing inspiration from The Lowry�s artistic agenda to engage with and provide opportunities for the most vulnerable and hard to reach young people.

As well as providing regular workshops such as dance for toddlers in First Steps or creative activities at Saturday Playhouse, The Lowry runs its own Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, hosts Kids in Museums Take Over days and offers bespoke creative workplace experience for targeted young people in the Youth Employment Scheme - many of whom have gone on to secure formal employment.

Any money I raise will go towards helping The Lowry's Learning and Engagement department continue their incredible work and expand upon their existing programme to reach more local young people.

Also - I am getting married three weeks after the marathon so any money donated will be sponsoring not only this amazing charity but also my pre-wedding bliss crisis challenge... Win win.

Thank you!

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


The Lowry Centre Trust

The Lowry is a cross-arts organisation and registered charity in Salford (no. 1053962). We welcome visitors to our three theatres, gallery spaces and we are also home to the UK's public collection of work by LS Lowry. Central to our vision is our commitment to our local communities in Salford, with particular focus on disadvantaged or marginalised young people and each year The Lowry engages with over 35,000 people from our communities through ground-breaking participation, learning and vocational training programmes which harnesses the arts to discover talents, improve skills, and boost confidence. Through our Learning and Engagement programme we aim to:

  • Change the lives of children and young people who are vulnerable or 'at-risk' e.g. Young Carers, Children in Care, Young Parents and those experiencing homeslessness, by raising their self-esteem and creative skills development
  • Provide real routes into training or employment for those who are, or at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • To discover, support and develop emerging artists and theatre-makers
  • To continue to bring the very best in world-class visual and performing arts to our regions
  • Use the arts as a powerful tool to inspire people to shape their lives and the lives of people around them for the better

Registered Charity Number: 1053962.

Find out more about The Lowry Centre Trust

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