Support our Trustee to raise money for East London Dance’s 30th anniversary

Photo Credit: Harriet Guest 

Graham Ambrose, one of our dedicated trustees, will be taking part in a RunThrough 10k race at Battersea Park on Saturday 14 July to raise money for East London Dance.

Graham has been on the board for 5 years offering long-term financial direction, and in his role as chair of the Fundraising Committee, he has lead by example by connecting our charity to the corporate sector. Graham also stays close to the grass roots work of East London Dance and is currently a business mentor to Joseph Toonga, one of the UK’s most exciting young choreographers who started his career at East London Youth Dance Company.

Join the giving campaign

You can sponsor Graham to reach his fundraising goal which will support East London Dance to provide dance opportunities for those least likely to receive them.

Through our 30-year history working with local communities and young people we have seen first-hand the transformative power of dance to unlock people’s potential. Each year we mentor over 70 artists and reach audiences of 54,000 from east London and beyond.

By backing Graham to complete his run you can support East London Dance during our 30th anniversary year as we present our biggest ever production East Wall at the Tower of London on 18-22 July, which features choreography from Graham’s mentee Joseph and 150 young performers from east London communities. Looking ahead to 2019, we are refurbishing an historic warehouse into our own building with music partner Urban Development to establish the UK’s first National Talent House for Urban Culture.

“I wanted to raise money for ELD because I’ve been personally inspired by how talented artists like Joseph have been able to overcome incredible challenges to establish a successful career in dance. I’m really proud to be able to support the charity in creating more opportunities for young people at risk of the many disadvantages that are still a reality of growing up in east London”.

Graham Ambrose, Trustee, East London Dance

“We are delighted that Graham has chosen to champion the next generation of young talent by fundraising for East London Dance. As a charity, we need to raise over half our annual turnover of £750,000 each year. Your generous donations help us to provide dance opportunities that empower young people to build their aspiration and launch their creative ambitions”.

Polly Risbridger, Director, East London Dance

How to give

We are raising money this week and any amount you give will be doubled by Arts Council England! Check our social media every day leading up to the race on Saturday 14 July to see how much has been raised so far.

You can give directly to East London Dance by visiting our CAF donate page and you can make your gift go 25% further by completing a Gift Aid declaration.