e:create July 2017

Welcome to the premiere of two very exciting new videos! Work your way down this metaphorical red carpet and you’ll find a film about a young carer’s once-in-a-lifetime solo performance and another about our partnership with Deutsche Bank.

Elsewhere in this edition of e:create you’ll find out how you can support our musician Mike Poyser, who is cycling 100 miles to raise funds for us; and our two prestigious award wins. You can read about our most successful year to date in our 2016/17 Impact Report here, hot off the press. Enjoy!

Nicky Goulder, Co-Founder & Chief Executive

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Sophie’s once in a lifetime opportunity

Sophie, aged eight, helps her mum care for her two siblings who have autism. We ran a music project at her primary school, which culminated in their performance to a 200-strong audience at the Design Museum. This video tells Sophie’s story:

Swapping tubas for top tubes

As a professional tuba player, Create musician Mike Poyser is very familiar with valves, tubes and bells, which made him the perfect candidate to get on a bike and take on a 100 mile cycling challenge to support our work. You can find out more about the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 and donate to Mike on this sponsorship page and watch this video about how Mike combined his training with working on a Create project in Manchester.

Inside Stories in the Observer

Our Inside Stories programme works with young fathers in prison to write, illustrate and record stories for their children. Create writer Carol Topolski wrote this article for the Observer about how the programme helps dads connect with their families and in doing so contributes to reducing reoffending rates.

Two award wins for Create

In the last two months Create has won two prestigious awards: the Charity Awards Arts, Culture and Heritage Award and the FSI’s Small Charity, Big Impact Award, whose prizes included this video about our partnership with Deutsche Bank empowering young people with autism:

Shop, donate, Create: A guide to easyfundraising

This blog explains how through easyfundraising you can raise money for Create whilst shopping online, at no cost to yourself.