Production plea to support Norfolk’s young carers

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A new theatre project which aims to support young carers is calling on support from communities across the Diss Express area.

The production, called Freefall, and set to be directed by Stuart Mullins, is a collaboration between Unit 23, a social enterprise with a mission to support young people and promote creative enterprise, and the Norfolk Young Carers Forum, and Cross Roads East Anglia.

This production needs £8,000 to be completed and shared in spring 2015, with two tours being targeted for later this year and spring of 2016, hoping to reach more than 4,000 young people directly across 30 or more schools. The total cost would be £60,000.

A letter to supporters read: “By helping us we can provide the beginnings of a lasting proposition within schools to support young carers, acknowledge what carers do and help ease their daily school lives.

“We want to do this by giving them the chance to discuss these issues. As a part of the Freefall tour, a workshop will accompany every school community performance, engaging directly with the audience about the issues raised in the play and we hope this is sustained through an awareness programme carried out by participating schools.”

To donate by credit card, visit https://freefalltour.uk/donate

For more info, call Emrys Green direct on 01379 882200 or on 07905 253099.