Hippodrome takes on Big Give challenge

Published: 29 November 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Young people performing as part of a Hippodrome Education Network project

Birmingham Hippodrome wants to raise £20,000 as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 to give 5,000 young people the opportunity to take part in weekly creative activities.

All online donations to Birmingham Hippodrome's Big Give Campaign between midday on 30 November and 7 December will be doubled.

Judith Greenburgh, the Hippodrome’s head of fundraising and development, said, "online donations during the Big Give 2021 mean that your £5 donation becomes £10 which pays for workshop sessions that build confidence and skills in primary pupils. Evidence shows these make a real difference to academic attainment, skills development and wellbeing.

"Our Hippodrome Education Network already engages with 35 primary, secondary and special educational needs schools in socio-economically deprived areas of Birmingham and the Black Country. This means that 25,000 underprivileged young people are already benefiting. If we hit our £20,000 target this will mean creative opportunities for a further 5,000 young people."

Donations can be made at the Birmingham Hippodrome web site.