Rotherham’s foster children get tuned into classical music

Published Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Foster carers proms tickets
Foster carers, fostering staff and local businessman Nick Cragg

Foster children are getting the chance to experience a live orchestra at Rotherham’s first ever Proms in the Park this weekend after a kind hearted business man and woman donated 100 tickets.

Local business leaders Nick Cragg from Stafforce and Julie Kenny from Pyronix have donated tickets to Rotherham’s looked after children for this weekend’s classical orchestra debut at the Rotherham Show.

Nick said: "We wanted to give children in Rotherham the opportunity to experience something they might not usually have the chance to do and hear classical music in a live environment. Proms in the Park with the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra is a perfect place to do this."

There are a number of new events at this weekend’s Rotherham Show, including a cat show and emergency services day. Proms in the Park will be the evening highlight on Saturday, with Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra filling the music marquee with spectacular live classical music. Tickets are still available and all proceeds from the show are going to the Titans Foundation and Friends of Rotherham music.

Rotherham foster carer Jane Storey said: "This is a brilliant chance for our foster children to come together with other families just like us to enjoy classical music locally. It’s not often we get the chance to all go out together so this is really special.

"Thank you to both businesses for the donation, it’s a really kind gesture."

Cllr Gordon Watson, Deputy Leader and advisory cabinet member for children and young people’s services said: "This is a lovely opportunity for our looked after children and I hope they have a fantastic night. Thank you to Nick and Julie for donating the tickets."

Foster carers are vital to support the looked after children and young people in Rotherham. If you have a spare room and could support a child, particularly those over ten years old, get in touch with the team at the council using the options below.

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