Sidmouth youth show aids the homeless

PUBLISHED: 17:56 10 May 2011

A scene from The Ragged Child

A scene from The Ragged Child

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CAST and crew from Sidmouth Youth Theatre’s The Ragged Child production raises £486.53 for Exeter Shilhay Community

CAST and crew from Sidmouth Youth Theatre’s recent production of The Ragged Child held a bucket collection at each performance and raised £486.53 for Exeter Shilhay Community Ltd.

Marc Colson, manager of one of the charity’s projects, said: “In these difficult financial times this is a magnificent achievement and I believe the performance touched many people’s consciousness as the plight of poverty, unemployment and the homeless of 1848 sadly still occurs in some areas of the country today – including locally.”

Director Angela Davies added: “Knowing the work of Shilhay, it was very fitting to support such a worthwhile cause that helps people rebuild their lives through education and work.”

The money will support a future theatre production which Shilhay Community will perform across Devon. Called In Thee Face Of it will be at the Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth on June 3 at 8pm.

Mr Colson is involved in a project (MOP) offering vulnerably-housed and homeless people a range of occupational and training activities.


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