Date published: 12 April 2016 by Anna Jackson
Rainbow Trust Care Teams from across the UK had the opportunity to take part in creative workshops held by a freelance actor and trainer from the award winning musical, Wicked.
The workshops, held in Manchester and London, aimed to give staff and volunteers experience of using theatre skills to creatively support children and their families and was part of an ongoing partnership linked with Wicked’s For Good programme, which spearheads a range of causes born out of the themes of the musical such as bullying, being true to yourself and supporting young people.
To date, the partnership has raised an amazing £12,921 since August 2015 through interval bucket collections and opt-in donations, where customers can choose to donate to one of the seven beneficiary charities when purchasing tickets for the show.
Arlene Honeyman, Head of Care Strategic Development at Rainbow Trust, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Wicked as part of their For Good programme. The partnership has already had huge impact for Rainbow Trust, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. The creative workshops for our Family Support Workers were a great opportunity for them to get inspired and enhance their work with families and we are extremely grateful to Katie and Wicked for facilitating such a great day.”
“The workshop was a really great day - it was a fun and interactive, and got us all working together and thinking of new ways to play with children. The atmosphere was really welcoming and felt like a safe space to make fun of ourselves and we really got into the event - there were some great photos from the day!” Luci Green, Family Support Worker, West London Team