Stomping for Puppet Place!
A shameless ask to help raise funds for the organisation I run and love, so we can carry on spreading puppet joy everywhere and fix the building.
Raising money for
As some of you know, I'm the CEO of Puppet Place. You may be less clear on what Puppet Place is...well it is a place full of puppets...AND the artists who bring the puppets to life.
We are a space for people who want to learn about puppetry (you can ring us up and ask questions or come to workshops).
We are an organisation that runs events, including Bristol Festival of Puppetry where we welcome absolutely everyone to join us in an international celebration of all things animated.
We are also a group of people who passionately believe that puppetry can make a difference, we see it everyday: whether it is a child learning new skills, a young person discovering that a puppet gives them a voice to tell a story, or a group of friends laughing together over a show, these are all shared experiences that bring us together. We think this is wonderful and valuable and we want to do more of it....but
WE REALLY NEED TO FIX THE BUILDING!
On 1 September I'm participating in a charity walk called Trekfest - it's 25km up and down in the Peak District and I'm doing it to raise funds so we CAN fix the building and do more of the work we think is important.
Trekfest 25km Walk!
On 1 September Rachel McNally (Puppet Place CEO) & Lucy Heard (Puppet Place Board Member & Resident Artist) are going to walk up & down A LOT of hills to raise money for Puppet Place. They are doing this because our building (PPHQ) really needs some love and attention, the lights don't work, there is an occasional wasp problem, it's freezing in winter and boiling in summer. However, it is full of brilliant artists and brilliant puppets. We think they deserve better and so do Lucy and Rachel. By supporting Lucy and Rachel to walk up and down hills you are helping to make Puppet Place a better space for everyone so we can run more workshops and events for more people including families, children, wheelchair users and more.
If you want to come and have a look at Puppet Place we are participating in Bristol Doors Open Weekend 15-16 September and you can come and poke around our Aladdin's cave, aka the workshop, meet some of the puppets and their creators.
In the meantime Rachel and Lucy are training by running up and down the stairs at Puppet Place and finding all the hills in the Somerset Levels.
The image shows Rachel and Lucy on a training walk in Cheddar Gorge.
Running / Walking
12 days to event start
with gift aid: £645.00
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