Project information

Spreading The Magic

To provide trips to the panto for children aged 3 - 17 with special needs that are further disadvantaged by living in poor socio-economic conditions. The children have varying special needs, for example: severe and profound learning difficulties with complex medical problems and young carers.

December 2011 - January 2013

Charity information: Happy Days Children's Charity

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  • Need

    Need

    The children we are trying to help by proving these special trips have very little life and leisure experiences and most have never had the opportunity to visit a theatre to see a live production. There are many positive outcomes for the children, for example: improving social interaction skills and social inclusion, taking part in an activity more enjoyed by the wider community, helping to relieve poverty. These trips play a vital role in the children's future development into adulthood.

    Solution

    By the children participating in the trips they will experience live performing arts productions. This in tuen will stretch their imaginations to a new dimension. The children, after the trips, will be able to express the enjoyment through art, english and drama. The trips to the panto are great morale boosters for the children and they come home with a more positive attitute, which invariably sparks off an immediate improvment in their physical and mental well being.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide trips to the theatre to see pantomines for children and young people with special needs.

    Activities

    » We will provide trips to the theatre to see pantomines for children with special needs who are further living in poverty.

    Success will be demonstrated by us receiving especially devised monitoring forms completed by the key carers along with drawings, letters and pictures completed by the children.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The children and young people will benefit in the longer term by improved social behaviour, new life skills and improved understanding of the arts, being amongst the wider community in a safe environment. The children will benefit from improved self esteem and self confidence having had access to enrichment activities, helping to overcome social exclusion and economic disadvantage.

    Risk

    There are no significant risks in the activity

    Reporting

    We will report back as soon as the children are booked to take part in the activity and once the activity has taken place so that the donors can see from the letters. monitoring forms and drawings the benefit that the children have experienced.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £12,500 Tickets Tickets to the Panto
      £5,000 Transport Transport to the theatres
      £2,500 Refreshemtns Ice Creams at the theatre
  • Background

    Location

    UK Wide

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people aged 3 - 17 with special needs and who are further disadvantaged by living in poor socio-economic conditions. The children have varying special needs, for example: severe and profound learning difficulties with complex medical conditions, life limiting conditions and young carers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity is best placed to carry out this project because we have had 19 years of experience in doing so. We have benefited over 110,00 children and young people to date and we have many, many children on our waiting list who are extremely worthy waiting to benefit now.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Michelle McGillicuddy

    Group Bookings Officer

    Caroline Fonseca

    Group Bookings Officer

    Ryan Sinclair

    Chief Executive Officer

The children all had a fabulous time and onec again we offer our sincere thanks to you for giving us this opportunity.

Jan Collins - Fountaindale School