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Raising the roof for WCTT this Christmas

Celebrating Christmas, and the end of a fantastic term at the Young Actors Company, local band, the Modern Apes, hosted a rocking WCTT fundraiser

We went back to the 60s this week as south London band, the Modern Apes, played a storming gig to raise money for WCTT.

The band is about to take a hiatus until summer 2020 so this was a special event for Modern Apes fans who had travelled from as far as Canvey Island to see them play.

Lead singer, Matt Swan (parent of Eliott, Act Three) kindly donated his share of ticket sales to the charity and a raffle on the night helped to raise further cash.

Prizes included a WCTT Christmas hamper, two tickets to the opening night of Jason Manford’s Curtains: A Musical Whodunnit (kindly donated by New Wimbledon Theatre) and a weekend family experience donated by David Lloyd Raynes Park.

We raised £272 towards funding a free place for a young actor in 2020 – and we can’t wait to raise more much-needed funds for our Open Door scheme in the New Year

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to the gig and took part in the raffle (and the dancing).

The perfect Christmas gift

If you’d like to contribute to our fundraising right now, why not snap up tickets for our Big Night Out on 3 February 2020?

This one-night-only performance of Act Two’s Twist!, with a magical musical first half from the Merton Youth Concert Band, takes place on the main stage at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Profits from the event will help to fund further free places in our company for young people who need them.

We can’t wait to see you there – and, in the meantime, thanks for all your support this year and here’s to a very merry Christmas from all at WCTT…

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