family appeals for help in letting Ben fulfil his acting dream
family of a talented Burnham-On-Sea boy who has been given a dream
opportunity at a top London performing school are desperately
trying to raise enough money to avoid him having to give up the
Kempton, 12, is a multi-talented performer who loves dancing,
acting and singing.
has appeared in Fame at Weston Playhouse and was part of the ensemble
in a West End touring production of Oliver at Bristol Hippodrome
earlier this year.
a King Alfred School student and member of Burnham and District
Pantomime Society and Highbridge's Curtain Call School of Performing
Arts, has recently passed the regional auditions for Billy Elliot
in London's West End, and will have his next audition shortly.
has also been offered a scholarship at the leading Barbara Speake
Performing Arts School in London. There,
he will get the opportunity to work with leading teachers in the
industry, many of whom have had professional performing careers.
scholarship will help him through the next four years from this
September - but it only covers the cost of his tuition, not boarding
fees, which are £7,000 a year.
father Stephen told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Although Ben has
won the scholarship, he still needs to board in London during
a family we are unable to find the funds to support Ben approximately
£7,000 per year. We are therefore looking for any local
charities or people who can point us in the right direction to
help us get Ben into the place he really wants to be - on the
stage making people smile."
school needs an answer soon and if we cannot raise the money,
he cannot go. We are therefore appealing to local businesses and
charities or any individual or organisation which offers money
to talented local children."
help, contact Stephen via firstname.lastname@example.org