Team Alexander & Co’s story
Here at Alexander & Co we have decided to put on our running shoes and help raise money for a wonderful local charity, The Lowry Centre Trust. They deliver life-changing work with vulnerable and hard-to-reach young people in Salford.
The amazing projects we are running the 10k for are:
Young people experiencing Homelessness Project
The Lowry’s timely brand-new project ‘Put Big Light On’ will help young people experiencing homelessness to ‘be seen’ and noticed. Working alongside partner organisations The Lowry will tour a portable structure across all the boroughs in Greater Manchester, providing a vital space for young people to cook, share meals, feel safe, socialise and be creative. Also provided will be ‘grab bags’ including essential items such as hat, gloves, toothbrushes, deodorant and cereal bars freely available to take as needed. Following this we want to bring the young people to visit The Lowry and equip them with the skills, qualifications and confidence to be able to move towards a more positive future.
Looked After Children Project
#GetInvolved is The Lowry’s free weekly drama drop-in session for children in care homes and foster homes across the city. Every week we provide transport so they can come to The Lowry to learn new skills, make friends and find a place of safety. 30+ young people meet regularly and get to see a range of theatre performances and enjoy workshops with visiting theatre companies exploring spoken word, performance poetry and beat-boxing to give them courage to share their thoughts and feelings. We provide pastoral and practical support to these young people and provide a sustained ‘home’ where they feel valued, welcome and where they can freely express themselves in creative ways. 50% of participants will achieve Arts Award qualifications – a nationally recognised qualification that for some will be their first-ever formal qualification.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference! Thank you so much for your support.