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Families shout for joy over trip to see Shhh!
4 January 2012
Nearly 90 children and their parents from Cowgate and Blakelaw Children's Centre are off
on an excursion to see Shhh! - a new production playing at the
Northern Stage theatre in Newcastle.
A reunion disco, held at the Blakelaw Club in November, raised
an incredible £600 and funded 87 tickets for the special Christmas
production, allowing staff from the centre to organise two trips
for families who use a variety of services.
A new experience
Action for Children's Caroline Herbert said: "Some families from
this area would never consider taking their family to the theatre.
We wanted to provide the children, and adults, with a really
special experience and something they'll remember for years to come
- all thanks to the generosity of the local community."
One local dad, Steven, said: "The bairns are excited about going
to the Northern Stage play because they've never been anywhere like
that before. We would never be able to afford to go if it was not
for the help for the family from Action for Children. It will be
great to see their little faces; they'll be happy. "
You can help fund another outing
Action for Children is fundraising to send other children and
families from Newcastle on a trip to the Centre for Life,
an award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions,
activities and events for all ages.