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Weʼre raising £30,000 to Send Ruby Mae Thorpe to train at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and follow her dream of becoming a professional actor.

Benenden, United Kingdom

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I have been extremely fortunate to have been awarded a scholarship place at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts commencing August 2018 for two years. Those of you that know me know that performing has been in my soul since a small child and I have pursued this dream at every instance. You can see my work on my YouTube links and Bizzykidz profile! This next step is the ultimate dream come true and the most amazing opportunity for a girl like me from a small village in Kent. The downside is that the scholarship of $12,000 per year is just a third of what I need to raise each year to attend as an international student; taking into account tuition, accommodation, travel, insurance and general living expenses (expensive in NYC!!!). I know that it's a huge amount of money. My parents support me every inch of the way and will be the ones paying my living expenses as I can't work on a student visa. Thankfully only the first year needs to be "liquid" funds, so ideally I'm looking for sponsorship that will pledge the same amount for the second year. In the mean time, I'll be working my butt off to get there, and can offer my assistance to you in anything you need help with in exchange for your donation. No job too small! So please, please donate/sponsor me to fulfil this dream. AND please share this with anyone you know that may be able to help, be that friends, colleagues, businesses. I promise that WHEN I make it I won't forget you all! Thank you in advance. x

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  • Ruby-Mae Thorpe7 months ago
    Ruby-Mae Thorpe

    Ruby-Mae Thorpe

    7 months ago

    Hi, and Happy New Year! Just an update on the fundraising and a thank you for all your support. Now the New Year is here fundraising will start in ernest! We've lots planned to help raise this huge amount, with loads of ideas and people helping. I've been working hard and saving hard too. I have £2,000 saved already, with help from family and friends making donations. I'm so grateful to you all. Every little helps, especially with the smaller things like visas and flights. Thank you everyone. x

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Page last updated on: 4/22/2018 9:28 AM



  • Violeta


    Apr 22, 2018

    Go Ruby-Mae, love the attitude. Dad must be proud .


  • eileen sweeney

    eileen sweeney

    Mar 23, 2018

    Good luck Ruby-Mae.


  • Abi Santer

    Abi Santer

    Jan 7, 2018


  • Bev Thurbin

    Bev Thurbin

    Jan 7, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Nov 20, 2017



    Nov 18, 2017

    Well done Ruby! Knew you'd make it to great things from the first time I met you in year 7 when I was your buddy! ❤


  • Claire Spiller

    Claire Spiller

    Nov 15, 2017

    What an achievement Ruby! Couldn't be more proud of you 💕 You deserve this opportunity darling! Sending much love 😘


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Ruby-Mae Thorpe

Ruby-Mae Thorpe

Benenden, United Kingdom

I'm 17 years old and have lived in Benenden, Kent, since I was very small. I attended the village primary school and am currently studying A levels at Homewood School & Sixth Form. All of my life I have performed! It's my life and soul. This is all I know and want from life. x

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