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Teenagers launch #WeCanBeHeard campaign to support Havering performing arts charity

PUBLISHED: 15:44 23 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 September 2016

Young people from the Habbit Factory and young volunteers from the National Citizen Service at The Brewery to raise awareness and funds for the factory which works with disabled and able-bodied youngsters

Young people from the Habbit Factory and young volunteers from the National Citizen Service at The Brewery to raise awareness and funds for the factory which works with disabled and able-bodied youngsters

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Teenagers from the National Citizens Service (NCS) have launched a campaign to lend their voices in a show of support for a performing arts charity.

Young people from the Habbit Factory and young volunteers from the National Citizen Service at The Brewery to raise awareness and funds for the factory which works with disabled and able-bodied youngstersYoung people from the Habbit Factory and young volunteers from the National Citizen Service at The Brewery to raise awareness and funds for the factory which works with disabled and able-bodied youngsters

The #WeCanBeHeard campaign, launched on Sunday, August 14, where a group of teenagers visited The Brewery, Romford, to raise awareness about The Habbit Factory, based at four sites across the borough.

One teenager who took part in the event called the charity “amazing”.

“I wanted to make a change to something and I wanted to make an impact no matter how small it would be,” she said.

“I think the Habbit Factory is amazing and the work they do is really good.”

The teenagers have also completed a six-mile walk, raising £100.

Lee Giles, artistic director of the theatre group, said the money raised will go towards a performance at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, next year, involving 200 members.

“The performance is called Twice Upon A Time and is a panto with a twist,” he said.

“It’s really nice to see the young people working together. As a charity we always want to be working with young people that is what we are about.”

The campaign encourages young people to access activities to express themselves in creative ways.

The Habbit Factory is an inclusive theatre charity working with disabled and able-bodied youngsters aged six to 16 and charges just £2 per session.

It has been chosen as Sainsbury’s Hornchurch charity of the year for 2016/17 earlier this month.

For more information on the group or to get involved visit thehabbitfactory.org

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