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The River Reeves Foundation has the ambition to help young people realise their dreams as actors, writers, artists, directors and musicians through grants, donations and other payments. We aim to provide  financial support that helps passionate, talented young people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds across Warrington dare to dream about their futures within the arts.

Arriva NW will be providing a double decker bus that we’ll be converting into our first Riv’s Music Bus complete with recording studio and music practice space to be used as a resource to promote music tuition and performance across both primary and secondary schools in Warrington. 
The Foundation will also be supporting a Warrington Schools' collaborative project called Future in Mind.

Future in Mind is a secondary schools’ project that ensures all Warrington schools are able to do the very best in looking after the emotional wellbeing of everyone. Specialist staff will work with those in our communities who might be struggling with bereavement, self-harm issues and those more vulnerable to suicide because of circumstances beyond their control.

River was born on 14th December 1996. His mum, Miranda Reeves brought him his first guitar at the age of 6.

Over the next 13 years he never really ever put it down!

River moved from Penzance, Cornwall to Warrington in 2004 excelling in acting and music both at Bridgewater High School, Warrington and with various drama groups and bands.

River studied music and drama at Priestley College, securing a place at The Arden School of Theatre, Manchester College in 2015.

The River Reeves Foundation as River would have wanted, has big ambitions. River along with his bandmates and manager in Viola Beach were destined for the top before their journey was cut tragically short in Sweden last year.

We want River’s journey to continue so that everything River and his mates achieved in their short but wonderful lives can live on in those that the River Reeves Foundation can support over the coming years.

Charity No: 1170251

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