Posted on December 9, 2020
A new fund, launched by the mother of a young dance student, aims to raise money for UK theatres by asking everyone for just £1. “I launched #theatrefor1pound to help the arts, in particular Northern Ballet and Leeds Playhouse, following the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Victoria Smith. “Theatre is for everyone and I wanted to encourage as many people as possible to help in a small way.
“The idea was that if everyone gave a £1 it would make a collective difference and the aim is to hopefully help other dance companies and theatres too. I am conscious we are all struggling and each individual and every industry has been affected by this situation, so wanted people to feel comfortable to donate £1.” Click here for the link for donations.
Pictured: Izzy Smith. Photograph: Victoria Smith.