December 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // Make Believe Worldwide Ltd celebrated 13 years of success with their annual Gala dinner at Elstree Studios (Home of Strictly Come Dancing) on Sunday 3 December.
All profits from the ticket sales went towards MS Society, Parkinson’s and The Make Believe Foundation. The total amount raised was £1000.
The Gala Dinner included the cast of Hair, currently at The Vaults Theatre in London, Nicole Dennis (Effie in Dreamgirls and ex Make Believe student) and 60 selected young performers from across the Make Believe schools.
Founded by Joel Kern in 2004 Make Believe have 50 schools in and around London, Australia and most recently Manchester, teaching youngsters the basic skills in the performing arts. Kern, who started Make Believe aged 15 by teaching five students to sing, dance and act, has seen the company grow into one of the most exciting performing arts companies with around 3500 children enjoying the after-school classes on a weekly basis. And with a raft of talent coming out of the Make Believe Talent Agency (including youngsters landing roles in West end Musicals, TV shows and adverts) the future is looking very bright for the Ilford-based producer who won the Federation of Small Business Young Entrepreneur of the year for South East England award. The Make Believe head office is now based at The Stratford Circus Theatre, home to the 2012 Olympics.
Joel Said: “I am proud to be able to be a part of something that has created a positive impact on so many people’s lives for so many years. Our top hat logo is now a recognisable brand throughout the industry and beyond. I would like to raise the hat to all the people around me who have helped make everything possible, the parents of the students and most of all the students themselves; here is to the next 13 years and beyond.”
Website link: makebelievegroup.co.uk
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/makebelieveuk, twitter.com/MakeBelieve_UK
SOURCE Make Believe Worldwide Ltd.