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Open Youth Trust
Open Youth Trust
COVID-19 Recovery Appeal

COVID-19 Recovery Appeal

Why we need your help

Within Norwich, OPEN Youth Trust has played a key role for the last 15 years as both as a charity and also as a staple of the city's music and arts scene.

During this the charity has built a community of young people, including those who are extremely disadvantaged, and provided support through positive activities aimed at improving mental wellbeing, nurturing passion and creating opportunity later on in life. Supporting this since the Trust's creation has been the venue, instantly recognisable and distinctive in the city centre, it has housed live music, conferences, boxing, gala dinners and more with remarkable success.

Over the years these two aspects have come together to change the lives of young people in the county, many of whom say that they may not still be here today were it not for the support that OPEN provides.

Supported by events, our charity and the young people we help rely on the amazing local community and their enthusiasm for the arts to survive. With arts funding cuts and, predominantly, the recent developments regarding COVID-19 that have postponed all our events for months to come, we are in dire need of YOUR support.

We can all recognise the difficulty facing everyone in society in the current situation, but perhaps taking a moment to consider the added worry and hardship placed on those living below the poverty line, with disabilities or as carers and those living in abusive households is needed. These are all situations many of the young people who come through our doors are in, worsened by the great economic and social strain now put upon themselves and their families.

Everyone at OPEN, from young people to staff, would love for the Trust to continue its fantastic work for another 15 years and beyond. The harsh reality we now face is that without support from the community we may not be able to. Giving whatever amount you are able to, no matter how small, would protect countless young people from being deprived of their safe space, their hobbies and countless future opportunities.

We hope that you are all staying safe at this time, and all of us at OPEN sincerely thank you for your contribution.

#TeamOPEN


2,063.00

raised so far

2063.00

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Supporters

Apr 02, 2020

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Apr 02, 2020

Helen

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 02, 2020

Berry O'Rourke

Enjoyed many productions here by Echo Youth Theatre. Polite staff, great loos - a top venue!

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Apr 02, 2020

Christina Sadler

Thank you for your important work and the life changing difference you make to our young people ?

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 02, 2020

Claire

Keep up the great work x

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2020

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2020

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2020

Lynsey K

Such a worthy cause. Hoping for a positive outcome for you all!!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 01, 2020

TG

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Total raised so far

2,063.00

Total plus Gift Aid 2,507.50

Direct donations

2,063.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

0.00

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