Arts Volunteering is the way The Arts Society helps nationally to develop young people’s interest in the arts and Blockley has been fundraising for the local youth arts charity Campden Edge. With the very generous help of members contributing to our New Year’s Lunch Raffle held at Wyck Hill House Hotel in January 2020, we raised £800 for them.
Currently, Campden Edge is providing continuous assistance to drama and music students aged between 8 and 26, for example awarding individual grants towards instruments and ongoing tuition, costumes and ballet pointes as well as grants to students to attend the National Youth Theatre and workshops at the Royal Ballet School, and to purchase art supplies. They also run a virtual instrument library where unwanted instruments can be placed with students.
Heidi Ellis, Pastoral Manager at Campden School says:
‘The help provided by Campden Edge allows disadvantaged students to perform in line with their peers, free from the stigma associated with never having the right equipment or being unable to take part in extra-curricular activities’