Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Fundraising Marathon...

Wow, first blog of the year, and it's almost February!

Since I last posted, I am pleased to say that I have officially started training for Reading Half Marathon on Sunday, April 1st 2012 to raise funds for our Student Hardship Fund.  The fund is a major part of why we became a charity last year which, in a nutshell, is to ensure that we can take students based on their talent and not on their bank balance.

We have been very lucky in the past to have been able to help some really fantastic young people achieve their potential and go on to great things in the Performing Arts, and running the miles for my training at the moment is oddly reminiscent of being back on stage in my dancing days - little did I realise over a decade ago when I was kicking my heels up in Spirit of The Dance, that I would be using the fact that I'd survived that tour to motivate myself running around the streets of Berkshire!  Funny how life goes around isn't it?

2011 Graduates Joshua Pinder, Tommy Fox and Talitha Rye

I'm not alone in my running either - I am being joined by a relay team of college teachers: Helen Read, Seamus Allen, Eva Blanco and Michelle Legg all of whom are running a quarter of the course each to assist in the fundraising mission.  What a fantastic bunch of people we get to work with!  Talented, dedicated, bonkers.

You can sponsor us via facebook on the Read Dance & Theatre College wall or by emailing in to the college address admin@rdtc.org.uk, and by doing so you know that the money we raise is going directly to help train talented young people who really need your help.  Every little helps as they say, so go ahead and pledge a few pounds now!

Many thanks,


Foundation Course in Musical Theatre
Foundation Course in Acting