South Street Kids Radio raising money to help Ipswich children learn music, dance and theatre

South Street Kids Radio memebrs with Cad Taylor (right) and Angelle Joseph (left). Picture: Ruth Lea

South Street Kids Radio memebrs with Cad Taylor (right) and Angelle Joseph (left). Picture: Ruth Leach

A crowdfunding appeal has gone live to help children from a deprived area of Ipswich unlock their creative talent.

The money will be used to buy youngsters from South Street Kids Radio (SSKR) music, dance and theatre lessons and equipment.

Cad Taylor, who leads the group with Angelle Joseph and Ian Parson, said: “Every single penny will go to the kids - there are no other background costs.

“Definitely among this crews there will be a dancer, musician or actor but if we can’t help them realise it then they may never do it.

“The positive side of this is we can really find someone who will be the talent of tomorrow who will never be found without it.”

SSKR, run by Ipswich Community Media, was launched one year ago and brings together children from the Norwich Road area of the town on a weekly basis to develop creative skills through workshops, trips and activities.

The campaign has already made more than £200, which will enable one participate, 10-year-old Adrian, to fulfil his dream of learning how to play the piano.

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Cad added: “His reaction was a really beaming grin, he’s very quiet but really lovely. It was delightful.”

The initial fundraising target is set at £2,000 and if it is a success Cad said she hoped to keep the collection open so more children could reap the benefits.

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