Tristan Kennedy, a staff member who volunteers at our drama club, recently got his chest waxed to raise money for next year’s variety show. Tristan was supported by local business, Mrs T’s Beauty & Aesthetics, who performed the wax free of charge.
The drama club takes place at New Gateway House every Thursday, from 4pm to 6pm, and offers a creative outlet for adults with a learning disability.
Since 2012, the club has performed an annual variety show to audiences in Thanet, which they prepare for all year long with the support of staff and volunteers like Tristan.
Tristan hopes to make next year’s show the best yet by raising money for venue hire, new equipment and costumes. Having surpassed his £300 fundraising target, Tristan is now aiming to raise £1000.
“I’ve been volunteering at the drama club for over three years now and have seen how much it improves people’s self-esteem,” commented Tristan. “The club is run by a great team of staff and volunteers, who have given members who were once quite shy, the confidence to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people.”
“The members work so hard to prepare for the variety show and deserve to perform on a real stage with new equipment and costumes. Many thanks to Mrs T’s Beauty & Aesthetics for donating her services.”
To help Tristan reach his £1000 target, visit his fundraising page.[Siobhan Rose O’Gorman]