‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ cast raise a bucket in thanks to audiences for donations to The Lowry’s Christmas Appeal for local young people with Autism.
Peter Pan and the gang take a break from their disastrous production of J.M. Barrie’s classic at The Lowry to raise a bucket in thanks to audiences who have already donated to The Lowry’s 2014 Christmas Appeal to benefit local young people with Autism.
The Lowry is raising money for a year-long creative arts project for young people with Autism from New Park High School in Eccles and Springwood Primary School in Swinton. The project will enable the young people to explore their own creativity by working with professional actors, dancers, writers and theatre-makers to eventually create their own work to present to their family, friends and teachers.
Almut Bever-Warren, Headteacher at New Park High School said;
“I believe that some of our young people who experience emotional, social or mental health difficulties are too often misunderstood in our communities. What can come across as aggressive behaviour is often an expression of their underlying anxieties in response to a situation that they may have misinterpreted. Their self-esteem is low as they cannot understand why they are different from other young people and keep getting into trouble when they only tried to do what they thought was right.
I hope that the project our young people will be involved in will allow them an insight into a different reality that is by no means a worse reality. I hope that they will have fun as well as gain in confidence through the use of creative activities and unconditional positive regard for their thoughts and feelings.”
Visitors to The Lowry can drop a donation into the collection buckets following performances of the theatre shows Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt over the Christmas and New Year period.
Alternatively, members of the public can donate by texting LWRY02 £3 or the amount they wish to give to 70070 or visit http://www.thelowry.com/christmasappeal
By Aimee Wood, The Lowry’s Communications Team.