Face Front announced as Charity of the Year as it celebrates 20 years at Edmonton Green

29th September 2020

Fundraising efforts at Edmonton Green will be dedicated to Face Front Inclusive Theatre after being chosen as the shopping centre’s Charity of the Year.

The organisation provides ground-breaking performing arts training to participants as young as two-years-old, all the way up to 95, from its theatre base on the upper level of Market Square at Edmonton Green.

The charity, which is celebrating its 20th year at the shopping centre, also delivers workshops in schools that address important issues such as resilience, domestic abuse and cyber-bullying.

Face Front relies entirely on grants and donations and the money raised over the next year at Edmonton Green will help support the next production by inclusive group Broken Silence. The ensemble of disabled adults will headline the Face Front Fest in 2021 at the Dugdale Theatre.

Ray Downing, Artistic Director, said: “We are delighted Edmonton Green has chosen to support Face Front as its Charity of the Year.”

“Like many organisations, we have faced a challenging year and this good news was the boost we all needed.”

“Our attention is now focused on getting the participants ready for our showstopper next year. The money raised will go directly towards the cost of staging three public performances.”

Face Front creates theatre that pioneers social change for an inclusive world with performers of all abilities.

Ray added: “The most rewarding part of our job is seeing how our activities transforms the lives of our participants. As an example, when a key member of the group joined Broken Silence over 12 years ago, he struggled with his speech and was too shy for the stage. But, his confidence has rocketed and last year he played one of he main parts in our show The Myth of Marvo’s Millions.”

In 2018, Edmonton Green helped raised funds for our three community groups.

Sabri Marsaoui, Asset Director, said: “We are delighted to be once again working with Face Front.”

“It is a highly regarded organisation within the local community thanks to the excellent work and initiatives it delivers to help deliver ground-breaking theatre and training to enable disabled and disadvantaged children and adults to participate in the arts.”

“Edmonton Green has been the place where local people meet and shop for over 50 years. As the heart of that community, it is important to raise awareness of the services available in the area and this platform will enable the charity to do that.”

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