Barry's Superstars get support from Admiral

South Wales employer Admiral has donated over £800 through its Community Chest scheme to Superstars in the Making, a performing arts academy based in Barry, Cardiff.

Superstars in the Making is a not-for-profit academy, set up to provide high quality training in the performing arts to young people.

With the money donated, Superstars in the Making bought a good quality set for their upcoming show West Side Story, which is showing next week at the Memo Theatre, from August 20th to August 22nd 2015.

Although Superstars in the Making is a not-for-profit organisation, it still costs money to put on a show and with no support this simply would not happen. Nicola Edwards works in Admiral’s Document Services department in Cardiff and her son Luke is playing one of the “Sharks” in their upcoming production of West Side Story.

Nicola knew that because she worked in Admiral, she could apply for the Community Chest scheme to help with some of the costs towards the show.

Nicola said, “The funding for Superstars means they are able to raise money for a great charity by having the support to make a fantastic show and give young talent the chance to shine. My son Luke loves being a part of Superstars and without Admiral’s generous donation the show would not be able to go ahead.” 

The scheme has been running in Admiral for over ten years and so far in 2015 has given over £60,000 to local charities and organisations in South Wales.

Director of Superstars in the Making, Christian Bullen, said “Admiral’s support makes a huge impact on the feasibility of offering this high quality project to young talent from across South Wales. The project is completely not-for-profit and aims to provide young Welsh performers the chance to experience a similar process to a professional West End show to inspire them to take their talents further. I am very grateful for the support of Admiral, a Welsh company looking after its people.”

Tickets are available from the Memo theatre website www.memoartscentre.co.uk or the Box Office 01446 738622 or boxoffice@barrymemo.co.uk.

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