Monday, 25 January 2016

It took you less than 24 hours to raise the £400 needed to make it possible for our team of ten artists to travel to 'The Jungle', the refugee camp near Calais. Thank you.

A group of curious fairies find themselves in the refugee camp near Calais. They play games with children, chat with families and try to make sense of the human world. Then bossy fairy queen Titania arrives and the fairies plot to rebel against her. What follows is magical mischief, as a man is turned into a donkey and Titania - under a spell - falls in love with him. Hee haw!

The team is working voluntarily on this project to make it possible for people in the camp to meet, chat and play with Shakespeare's fairies.

We needed to raise £400 to pay for the team's return travel from Derby to Calais.

This was the only unavoidable cost and we needed to raise it by the end of February so that we could go to Calais in early March.

We launched a fundraising campaign on Saturday 23 January to give the project a month to raise awareness and give supporters enough time to donate.

So we were over the moon to discover that it took just under 24 hours to raise the £400 needed to get our team over to Calais and back.

Thanks to the kindness of dozens of people, it's now possible for us to visit The Jungle on Thursday 3 March with Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth and Mustardseed.

Watch this space for more news soon.

And please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support.

If you didn't get chance to donate before we reached our target, perhaps you would like to support Good Chance Calais, who are coordinating a diverse programme of arts activities in The Jungle.


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