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Sky narrows down choice to two charities

Sky narrows down choice to two charities

The Chicken Shed Theatre Company and NCH have made it to the final stage in broadcaster Sky’s Make It Big charity selection process.

Both charities, selected from a shortlist of ten, will now be visited by a group of Sky executives to see how the charities work on the ground, and how they would spend at least £1 million that the partnership is likely to generate over the next three years. Following these visits a Make it Big charity will be announced.

The Chicken Shed Theatre Company encourages young people from all backgrounds and of all perceived abilities to work together to produce high quality drama, music and dance performances. NCH works in partnership to run more than 500 projects for the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families, and in doing so supports over 140,000 people.

From 165 initial applications, ten charities were shortlisted to have a short film made about their work by the Media Trust: Barretstown, Chicken Shed Theatre Company, I CAN, The National Autistic Society/ASPIRE, NCH, The Prince’s Trust, Shelter, UK Youth, Whizz-Kidz and YouthNet UK. These films have already appeared on The Community Channel and were specifically created to help the charities promote their work and act as a fundraising tool.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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