Children were singing, dancing and acting in their best onesies and pyjamas on Saturday to raise money for a their own registered charity which helps young performers through college.
As part of its commitment to its students, part-time theatre school Razzamataz, launched the Future Fund charity to help finance scholarships to train at a performing arts college. Children who attend Razzamataz Sheffield were delighted to be part of the national boost to raise money for the charity.
The PJ day was just one of the fundraising events that children have been involved with and like all events, the main emphasis was having fun. “We do lots of fundraising events at Razzamataz Sheffield for local charities and while we continue to support these, it is also great to raise money for our own charity,” says Helen Green, Principal of Razzamataz Sheffield.
“It is very expensive to go on to college to study performing arts and it takes real dedication, commitment and talent to secure a place so it will be an honour to support students through their training.”
Razzamataz Sheffield is part of a national network of theatre schools and together they are pooling resources, ideas and talent to make this possible. Although events such as this PJ day are great fun, they also raise much-needed funds to make the charity possible. The first scholarships was awarded this summer to Lauryn Jamieson who is now attending Rose Bruford College. Lauryn received £3000 towards her studies but Razzamataz are excited to hopefully increase this for the next academic year.
Applications have now opened for the Future Fund 2016; any student applying must have been attending classes at Razzamataz for two years consecutively.
As one of the fastest growing part-time theatre schools in the UK, Razzamataz offers a wide range of performing arts styles for children age 2-18 including current trends that are accessible to children and teenagers. Razzamataz classes consist of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to street dance and pop singing.