£57,000 charity cash for Lowry

Published: 17 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

The Lowry in Salford raised £57,000 for the arts centre’s projects with vulnerable young people, the largest annual total since the launch of the appeal in 2011.

In total their Christmas Appeal has raised nearly £300,000 to support The Lowry’s learning and engagement work with young people in Salford.

The Lowry’s Director of Learning, Lynsey O’Sullivan, said about this year’s appeal, “we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our audiences this Christmas which will mean that we can work with more young people; offering specialist services with professional artists as well as transport, food and pastoral support to remove all barriers for young people in Salford.

“Sadly, we know that mental health and wellbeing is a real challenge for young people in today’s society—however we also know that creativity is unique in the ways in which it can allow children to share and explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive way.”