The Trustees of the Charitable Trust of Squire Patton Boggs, The Thousandth Man – Richard Burns Charitable Trust, are pleased to support The Edge Christmas campaign and make a charitable donation towards the valuable work they do with vulnerable groups.
"Homelessness is a real issue and their association with The Booth Centre helps people turn their lives around. We were also very impressed with the activities they provide for young people and adults with learning disabilities to support them to reach their full potential. Christmas is a time for giving and we are very pleased to contribute,” said Rob Elvin, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester and the Chair of Trustees of the Charitable Trust.
The Edge facilitates two theatre companies for learning disabled young people and adults, who meet every week to make friends have fun and tell their own stories all the while developing their communication skills, their imaginations and spontaneity, boosting their confidence and self-esteem and reaching new goals. With new found confidence and positivity, many participants go on to complete a 12 week placement in the Dressing Room Cafe, which has just won a “Local Food Hero” award from The Observer for the bespoke training programme which teaches a variety of catering and hospitality skills leading to further training or employment or simply offering essential life skills as they transition from childhood to adult and begin to lead independent lives.
Actor Mark Rylance launched this year’s campaign and appealed to businesses to help. “I am proud to be a Patron of The Edge and raise awareness of the wonderful work they do here. I invite you to support this life-changing work and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people this Christmas."
If you are able to make a donation please text EDGE18 £5 to 70070 or donate online at edgetheatre.co.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your business can help.