Full Hearts Full Tummies Campaign

London theatre news: Tuesday 13 December 2016

Charity - Christmas shows

Stratford Circus Arts Centre are hosting their first Full Hearts Full Tummies event on 19 December, with disadvantaged local children and their parents offered a hot meal and a ticket to the charity's family Christmas show, for just £1.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre Full Hearts Full Tummies Campaign

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Stratford Circus Arts Centre is raising £12,000 to make Christmas a magical one for families in Newham who otherwise simply wouldn’t be able to afford a seasonal treat.

Last year, hundreds of disadvantaged children and their parents enjoyed a hot meal and a ticket to a family show for just £1; now the venue is relaunching Full Hearts Full Tummies for Christmas 2016 to build on last year’s successful pilot.

Stratford Circus Arts Centre will be collaborating with children’s centres, food banks and local charities to ensure they reach those most in need.

Families will share a festive lunch before watching a special performance of arctic adventure Breaking the Ice, Stratford Circus Arts Centre’s Christmas show.

For many children taking part it will be their first experience of live performance, ensuring creative inspiration for their learning development as well as some magic Christmas memories.

Speaking about Full Hearts Full Tummies, Stratford Circus Arts Centre’s Director Monique Deletant Bell said

“We believe every child in Newham deserves a magical experience at Christmas.

Our community’s need is always at the core of what Stratford Circus Arts Centre does.

The overwhelming response from our pilot campaign last year shows how vital an initiative this is, as something that really resonated with our supporters and participants.

This year we’re looking to raise £12,000 to work with disadvantaged families in the area.

Your support will make some fantastic childhood memories, introduce children to the arts for the first time, fuel young imaginations and fill little tummies.”

Following last year’s event, local children’s centres and charities spoke of their joy and gratitude for the opportunity to provide valuable family time and food for their most vulnerable families, some of whom are unable to share daily hot meals.

This year, the Arts Centre hopes to raise enough funds to reach 600 children and families and is collecting donations in person or online here.

Local businesses wishing to offer donations or organise a fundraising event are asked to contact mia@stratford-circus.com.

About Stratford Circus Arts Centre

Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and a registered charity.

It receives more than 120,000 visits a year and is a key resource for the local community.

Stratford Circus Arts Centre provides world-class, accessible creative experiences and performances on the doorstep of people in Newham and East London with a vision that access to art brings joy, empowers people, and draws them together.

A vibrant place to create and experience art through world-class theatre, dance, music and circus and visual exhibitions, it presents work for families, young people and adults.


Stratford Circus Arts Centre - Full Hearts Full Tummies Campaign

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