Support Us

Marina Studios Foundation are proud to be supporting the Y.E.S project in Crawley.

The Y.E.S Project has been running in Crawley since 2021, with original “pilot” projects fully funded by our supporters in order to keep these free to our participants.

Our aim is for these sessions to be sustained and driven by young people. The young people we engage with weekly are not satisfied with their project coming to an end due to funding and came to us asking if they could run different events to help raise support for their Y.E.S projects to continue. This support will ensure the Y.E.S project is free to those who attend. This is key, as many of our dancers would not be able to access dance if not via their free Y.E.S project sessions due to a number of different barriers. 

 

What will your support do? 

All donations made will go straight into our Y.E.S project fund which will help to cover teacher costs and venue hire to keep our sessions free for the young people to attend, as well extras, such as T-shirts, Dance Leaders Level 2 Qualifications. Any extra money raised will be used to help provide further dance development for our young people (training, qualifications, professional opportunities).

What have donations done so far?

“Thanks to your donations, we provided chaperones for our Y.E.S Project participants to perform at both Forward Motion and Let’s Dance Crawley 2024. Over the three days we had over 100 Y.E.S Project students performing for audiences of over 500 people at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley. Your contributions made it possible for us to attend and experience performing on stage, here are some quotes on how our students found the experience: 

“ I love forward motion because I can dance with my group and express myself on stage”  

“I loved performing and watching everyone else perform”  

“ I liked the build up of adrenaline I got around performing and being able to spend time with my friends”  

“I felt really nervous before the show but I think we did a really good job and I had fun and want to do it again next year.” 

Your donations are helping us create lasting memories and provide valuable experiences for our young dancers. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we are truly grateful for your belief in our mission to engage and empower young people through dance. 

But the journey doesn’t stop here! Our Crowdfunder is still open, and we welcome additional contributions to help sustain the legacy of the Y.E.S Project in Crawley. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a significant difference in our ability to continue offering these enriching experiences to our community’s youth.” 

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