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Raised by 22 people in 44 months
James Gibbons  Central Ward, ENG

My name is James Gibbons and I'm currently a Sixth Former at St Josephs Catholic High School in Slough; studying AS Sociology and BTEC Grade 3 Performing Arts.


Ever since I was little I've been passionate about singing.  My Mum will tell you that I could sing before I could talk (she'll tell you Robbie Williams' "Angels" was a firm favourite as a 2 year old in the back of her car). 


Over the past few years I've been fortunate enough to be a member of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Theatre Company (SWMTC) taking part in many of their productions, including their most recent (Titanic The Musical) at the Theatre Royal in Windsor.  And I was in the cast of the Royal Borough Youth Opera's Sweeney Todd performed at Eton College's Farrer Theatre in July 2012.


I'm sure from the above you'll understand why one of my other passions is performing in musical theatre.


Recently, I was thrilled to be offered a place with Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT), a national theatre company for young.  They've asked me to join "Soul Music," a residential musical theatre course which will be held in Godalming from 12th to 25th August 2013.  The project covers all aspects of music theatre and we will work with an experienced artistic staff to develop skills in writing, composing and choreography.  The course will culminate in a performance at the Wilde Theatre, Bracknell from 24th to 25th August 2013.


I am trying to raise the funds needed for my course fee of £1,215.  The costs cover all my accommodation, food and pastoral care. 

YMT is a registered charity (number 1103076 in England and Wales, SC039863 in Scotland) and they will be happy to recognise companies and individuals who make donations on their website, newsletter and programme.


If you have any queries or wish to discuss this request with a member of YMT staff please phone Anna or Richard in the office on 0844 4154858.


Many thanks for taking time to read this letter, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Yours sincerely


James Gibbons

Aged 16


website address Youth Music Theatre - http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/ 

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Update 7
39 months ago

WOW - I got there. Last instalment paid and only a few more weeks still I start rehearsing with YMT for Soul Music
It's been a fantastic experience
I've learnt how to strip wallpaper, how to garden, how to do mailers and also what lovely friends and family I have
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Update 6
40 months ago

Got myself a gardening job - thanks Jenny and Mark, means I can work to help raise funds
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Update 5
41 months ago

Thanks so much to everyone who's supported me so far - have so far raised an amazing £720!!!
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Update 4
42 months ago

Thanks so much to everyone at 3rd Upton Scout Group who kindly donated to my course fees. What a lovely surprise!
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£1,056 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 44 months
Created March 15, 2013
Mum and Dad
39 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Auntie Jeanette
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Uncle Graham
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Fiona Goldswain
43 months ago

Good luck James!!

Diane Dubee
43 months ago

Hope you meet your goal from Diane & Kay

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