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LATEST NEWS : 6th December 2014

Children in Need grant secures FRCA

FRCA recently received the fantastic news that we had secured a new 3 year Children in Need grant to run until the end of 2017.

The funding will enable us to restart our Monday night drama group and run a Summer School which we had to stop last year due to funding cuts. The grant will also provide a part of the music making provision we currently run.

With the grant, FRCA will also now offer pastoral support to the children and young people who access the charity. The new Pastoral Officer will make sure that any barriers the young people are experiencing, which may be having an impact on them participating in the charities provision, are dealt with and that appropriate support is put into place.

The grant has also enabled us to assemble an exciting team who will provide ideas, inspiration and a consistent high quality approach to the children and young people who access the service.

The Children in Need team:
Ian - Pastoral
Lisa - Drama and Arts Awards
Holly - Dance
Stephen - Music and Song Writing and
Anne-Marie - Dance

Stars in Your Eyes won by Jonny Calver

Another piece of exciting news was the triumph of Jonny Calvert in our annual Stars in Their Eyes competition. A past winner, Jonny who became Daemon Albarn for the night singing the classic "Park Life", joins Molly Brown on two wins during the competitions short history and is just one win away from joining the Hall of Fame.

This year's event was compered again by comedian Stever Rimmer who held the night together brilliantly, and he was joined on the bill by fellow comedians Jack Gledhill and Comedian of the Year Lucy Beaumont. Top Hullies "Coaves" also provided the evening with a wonderful set of their finest tunes. How good are they?? Again many thanks to you all.

Joining Jonny this year were Liam Foster, who transformed himself into Mark Knopfler of Dire Straites; Lisa Billany who this year became Meghan Trainer and a brilliant debut performance from Haley Escreet who was Emile' Sande.

Stevie Mould produced another memorable performance this time as Dolly Parton; Molly Brown, who almost roared to another success as Katy Perry and Dan Sproates, who went to the extend of shaving his head in order to look like Michael Stipe of REM.

Jess Hunter, would you BELIEVE looked and sounded a lot like Cher; Paula Reading whos take on Kate Bush had the crowd on their feet; Nathan proved that you would have been lucky to have seen his take on Kylie and finally Katy Burgess as a cracking Shakira.

The event wouldn't be possible without the brilliant band, Andy Foster on Bass, Dave Suddaby on Guitar, Conor Maher on Drums, Iain Thompson on Keys and of course percussionist Kay Bolton, without whom it would never happen; so thank you !