Here in Design Realisation we are making a constant effort to be mindful of how we dispose of our waste. Reducing the amount we waste and reusing or recycling where we can. Recently we have been making an effort to donate materials which we no longer have use for to people / places in the community.
In January we were able to donate a load of surplus paint we had in scenic art from our production of, ‘The Secret Rapture,’ to a local school for use in their art classes. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School were very happy to receive our donation and planned to use the paint on theatre productions which they put on in the school year.
In April we were able to donate some large wooden planks that were left over from our production of, ‘The Rape of Lucretia,’ to a local adventure playground. Lumpy Hill playground is run by the Islington Play Association. This is a charity which strives to provide play areas to children who would otherwise have very limited access to outside space. The playground gives local children the opportunity to explore the outdoors by playing on in their amazing adventure playground structures, planting vegetables and building bonfires. The playground depends on donations and the staff are in the process of trying to build an additional platform for the playground and so they were very happy to receive the wood we had to offer!
We are keen to keep these donations going and I will try to keep you updated with future donations we make and how they are used, so look out for future updates.