Theatre school to raise money for charity with musical production
PUBLISHED: 07:15 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:07 19 June 2018
A theatre school in Nailsea is raising money for a charity which supports one of their pupils who has multiple food allergies.
Morgan Burkinshaw, aged 12, from Backwell, suffers from eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) and multiple food allergies.
He is only able to eat nine different foods – if he eats anything he is allergic to he suffers from chronic stomach cramps, aches and pains, insomnia, bruising and weight loss.
Morgan and his family received a huge amount of support from Over The Wall (OTW), which supports children with serious health challenges, and theschool in Nailsea.
Morgan and his sister Grace, aged 14, are members of theschool of contemporary dance and performing arts and the staff and students have agreed to donate the money they raise with their next concert to OTW.
Morgan’s mum Rachel said: “OTW offers activity camps to children with chronic illnesses, who might not otherwise be able to take part because of their medical needs, as well as their siblings and families. Morgan first went to an OTW camp in 2016 and has been offered a place to go again this summer.
“Grace has been to the siblings’ camp twice and benefited so much from the time away from home with other children who understand what it’s like to have a sibling with a health challenge.
“These camps are offered free of charge to families and provide incredible one-to-one care for every child who attends, given by doctors and nurses who volunteer their time to be there.
“Both children love everything OTW does and want to fundraise for them as much as they can – it’s just a small thank you from us for all it has done, and continues to do, for our family.”
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Theschool is performing The Show Must Go On at Nailsea School on June 30 from 7-9pm with hits from The Greatest Showman, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chicago.
School spokesman Avril Fudge said: “At theschool we are really pleased to support such a great charity, what is more important for us is that we listen and work with our students who each year choose their charity.”
For more details about the concert, visit www.theschool.org.uk