Team Alexander & Co is fundraising

Manchester 10km for The Lowry Centre Trust

£4438.70 + £444.00 Gift Aid = £4882.70
Donated to Team Alexander & Co’s £5000.00 Goal
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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.


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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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