On Saturday 17th November shoppers in Chichester were entertained with some animal magic, in the form of the Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s latest street dance for Children on the Edge.
Specially formed to create an animal themed street dance in Chichester High Street, these young people gave a fantastic show for local shoppers to raise money for our work. Passers by the cross were greeted by a rooster, giraffe, zebra, horse, camel, frog, eagle, anteater and a cheetah as they went about their Christmas shopping.
These nine young people achieved the desired effect by sporting a colourful array of animal head dresses and smart white boiler suites. They came from a variety of schools in West Sussex and raised the fantastic amount of £480 for our projects with children living on the very margins of society. The money they raised will pay for 28 children in the slums of Uganda to receive a nutritious meal every day for an entire year at our Child and Community Centre.
Dale Rooks, Director of Chichester Festival Youth Theatre said how proud she was of the dancers for their contribution to this wonderful fundraising event and passers by commented on how great it was to see young people putting themselves out in this creative way for a good cause.
If you would like involved in fundraising for our work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Following on from their lunch party success in August, and building on a Summer of tennis triumphs for the nation, Children on the Edge Ambassadors held a tennis tournament in September 2013 at four separate venues in the Pulborough countryside.
A wonderful catered lunch was provided, enjoyed by all competitors except the finalists, who had to eschew the delicious wine and food.
Children on the Edge Ambassador, Euan Clarke, presented the trophy and flowers to the winners. He said “I am so pleased I was able to witness that the competitive edge is alive and well in West Sussex and I am so grateful to everyone for their magnificent contribution, especially organisers Charlotte, Alex, Tracy and Anna”.
The event has raised over £800 for the work of Children on the Edge around the world. This will pay for 11 street children in Uganda to have a year of vocational training, breaking a cycle of poverty and resourcing them for the future.
It is hoped that the tournament will be an annual event and we are very grateful to all those who took part. If you have ideas for fundraising then don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Are you the best 'Fundraising Administrative Assistant' since sliced bread?
This is a key role in a small team with the main responsibility for keeping the office running smoothly as well as helping to promote our work in the local area. The ability to multi-task is paramount, as is a passion and enthusiasm for getting our message out.
We run an efficient and organised office and now want to take it up a gear to further resource our work. We need someone who is proactive, a self starter who can hit the ground running. As well as bringing their skills to the table, we also need someone who is teachable and can learn the intricacies of a small fast moving organisation.
If you think you have the skills we need and the desire to be part of a small yet strong UK team, we would be delighted to hear from you.
All the information you need is in the attached job pack, we look forward to hearing from you.