Street dance for change – Lydia

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by in Arts, Charity, Featured

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Watch and share this Street Dance for Change video and for every view, Aviva will donate £2 to Railway Children Charity! Aviva will donate £2 to Railway Children for every ‘view’ of an uploaded competition entry video on the ‘Street Dance for Change’ tab, and every ‘Like’ of the ‘Support Railway Children’ tab up to a maximum of £100,000.

Lydia Haymon-Collins, 17, from Amberley, from The Door youth club joined the dance act Diversity to support vulnerable people. The workshop took place at the Pineapple studios in London and saw Britain’s Got Talent winners from 2009 ‘Diversity’ work exclusively to produce dance videos.

One in nine young people in the UK will run away from home before the age of 16. Terina Keene, Railway Children chief executive, said in their press release: “Having survived a very difficult home environment, many young runaways have lost their trust in adults and see the streets as their only alternative if they feel they cannot live at home any longer. Many young people we work with have already had experiences of the care system and are reluctant to go back. Faced with limited choices and not knowing where to turn, many already vulnerable young runaways slip through the cracks and end up living alone on the streets, where they are at risk of violence, sexual abuse and drug or alcohol dependency.”

Perri Kiely, from Diversity, added: “We believe in positive action and that’s what’s great about this campaign – by getting involved young people can not only raise awareness but also money for Railway Children.”

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