PERFORMING ARTS STUDENT SKYE ON HELPING OTHERS HAVE CREATIVE EXPERIENCES BY FUNDRAISING FOR CREATE: GUEST BLOG

Skye singing
Skye performing with the Richmond Music Trust © Karla Gowlett

Skye Richardson, a performing arts student at Arts Educational Day School in London, recently raised an incredible £1,285 for Create. Read on to find out what inspired her to fundraise for us and how she did it.

Being involved in the arts myself through acting, dancing and music, I want others to share the same creative experiences. So when I cut off 10 inches of my hair and donated it to a charity that makes wigs for children who’ve lost their hair due to cancer treatment, I decided to donate the money raised to Create.

When I told my friends and family I wanted to cut my hair for charity they were a bit shocked. Especially my mum as she’s a hairdresser and I asked her to do it! But everyone was so encouraging and really keen to support me and kept telling me I was doing something amazing. There were lots of lovely messages of love and support. I felt really overwhelmed by the response and generosity of them all.

Skye before and after her haircut
Skye before and after her haircut

Something I love about creativity is that it gives you the confidence to believe your ambitions and dreams are achievable. I also think it helps me see things differently and stimulates my mind. From my first acting role aged six as Alice in Alice in Wonderland to my most recent performance with the Richmond Music Trust, every performance fuels a passion in me which I love. I want others to share the same experiences.

For someone who faces big challenges in their life, creativity might be able to help them by taking the bad and changing it into something good. 

Read about another of our inspiring fundraisers here.