Bath’s egg theatre has launched a Christmas Raffle to raise funds for its Young Company, a special arts project which works to support disadvantaged young people who are struggling with mainstream education. Eight fantastic prizes are up for grabs in the raffle which will run throughout the festive season and early January, closing on Wednesday 15th January.

Thanks to the support of local businesses, the egg theatre is offering raffle entrants the chance to win:

A new Child’s Bike, courtesy of John’s Bikes on Walcot Street;

A one day Cookery School at Lucknam Park Hotel;

A Barrett & Coe Family Portrait Experience;

A Sharkey and George Children’s Party;

Dinner for two at La Tasca, a case of wine and a Linguaphone Spanish Course;

A Thermae Bath Spa Twilight Package for two. 

The raffle will be drawn on Friday 17th January.

Money raised by the prize draw will help to fund the egg’s Young Company in 2014, a project which supports students facing issues which make their school and home life particularly challenging. The project works by guiding the young people through Bronze and Silver Arts Award qualifications at the egg theatre.

The egg theatre is one of the few Arts Awards Centres that specifically works with disadvantaged young people, for whom participating can have an immediate positive impact on their academic and social life – and their employment prospects.

Kate Cross, director of the egg theatre, said:

Young Company has achieved some of the most profound results of any project at the egg. We regularly see students with serious behavioural problems transformed into interested and motivated learners. The Christmas Raffle is a simple way for us to ask the public to support this valuable project.”

Over 14 local schools have accessed the Young Company project at the egg in the last three years, and many previous Young Company participants have continued to pursue their interest in the arts and successfully secured employment in arts-based organisations.

 

Christmas Raffle tickets priced at £1 each or £5 for a book can be purchased in person at the egg theatre’s box office or by calling 01225 823 461.