Christmas Appeal 2021

Christmas Appeal 2021

Do something special this Christmas

Help The Lowry use the power of the arts to rebuild young lives affected by the pandemic this Christmas.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the lives of children and young people, especially those who are already facing some of life’s most difficult challenges. The Lowry’s work with at-risk young people in Salford is more important than ever, and we need your support and generosity to help them rebuild their lives.

Your donations will help fund a year-long programme of our award-winning, life-changing creative engagement work with young people living in challenging circumstances across Salford. This includes those who are disengaged from formal education, those with experience of the care system, young carers, young parents and young people experiencing homelessness. These projects use the arts and creative processes to nurture mental health, improve wellbeing and develop key skills to build brighter futures.

Since 2011 our generous audiences, patrons and supporters have helped us raise over an astonishing £250,000 through the Christmas Appeal. Every donation really does make a difference to the lives of children and young people across Salford.

Donate now by clicking the link or look out for the contactless donation points on your visit.

Donate now to The Lowry Christmas Appeal

Thank you for your support.

The Lowry Centre Trust is a registered charity no. 1053962.

Katy's Story

Katy is 16 years old and was first referred to The Lowry’s #GetInvolved drama group two years ago via Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Katy was experiencing severe anxiety and struggling with her mental health. She had little self-esteem and found it hard to build positive friendships.  Initially Katy was very withdrawn and refused to enter the workshop space on her first visit to The Lowry. Katy really struggled to participate in activities, in particular with sharing her opinion or making a decision, which would trigger her anxiety. We helped Katy take small steps, and she slowly became more comfortable with the session leaders, even starting to make friends.

The transition to online sessions throughout lockdown proved to be a really positive step for Katy. She began to share her thoughts and opinions and contributed to creating a short film called ‘Lockdown Lives’. We saw Katy’s confidence significantly grow; she would share with us when she was feeling low and we were able to help her with coping strategies. Since returning to face to face sessions at The Lowry Katy hasn’t missed a single session. Her confidence has soared, and she was recently a member of our ‘Welcome Team’ for a celebration event held at The Lowry, greeting guests and speaking to them about the projects she’s been involved in. Being part of #GetInvolved has helped raise her self-esteem which in turn has impacted other aspects of her life. She has learned to understand and better control her anxiety, and really helped her cope with challenges at school and with home life.”