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£550raised of £500 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to get Hugh to NYT this summer

    Funded on Wednesday, 5th September 2018

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    Thank you for taking the time to visit my Just Giving page, set up to raise funds towards my participation in the National Youth Theatre this summer.

    I've had a love of performing since a young age (even those recorder lessons your primary school music teacher always makes you do) and having danced and performed with several youth companies came to the realisation that professional theatre is what I want to do in life (but perhaps not reviving my Year 6 drag act as Widow Twanky).

    Therefore I was absolutely thrilled to find out that my recent audition for the prestigious National Youth Theatre had been successful and that I had gained a place on the 2018 Junior Acting Course in London. I feel extremely lucky as there are only 500 places out of 6000 applicants, and it is a fantastic opportunity for young actors such as myself to gain the experience with industry professionals that will help me on my way to achieving a career on the West End. Previous members of NYT include Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Catherine Tate, Sir Ben Kingsley, Matt Lucas and Hugh Bonneville!

    However, this will cost almost £1000 for the course fees and my 2 weeks accommodation in London, plus travel and living expenses, so my Dad and I will be doing a sponsored event at Newcastle- Under-Lyme College on the 30th May. We will both be rowing the equivalent of crossing the English Channel, 21 miles, and then back again by pedalo (or more accurately, an exercise bike, as it's a bit too dry for a pedalo in Newcastle).

    Any donations to sponsor us would be greatly appreciated, and who knows, you may even get a mention at the Oscars one day. ;-)

    Thank you for your support,

    Hugh.

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    • Hugh Cotton7 months ago
      Hugh Cotton

      Hugh Cotton

      7 months ago

      Hi everyone, today we completed our little bit of exercise, doing the 42 miles each in 5 hours. It's been a fantastic experience and thank you to all of you who have donated and shared this page (and to those who wagered I could beat my Dad in the final 500m sprint). I will update you all again when I know the final amount of money raised.

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    • Hugh Cotton7 months ago
      Hugh Cotton

      Hugh Cotton

      7 months ago

      Hi everyone, today we completed our little bit of exercise, doing the whole 42 miles each in 5 hours. It's been a fantastic experience and thank you so much to everyone who has donated and shared this page.

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    • Hugh Cotton7 months ago
      Hugh Cotton

      Hugh Cotton

      7 months ago
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    7 months ago

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    Supporters

    15

    • Paul Nuttall

      Paul Nuttall

      Jun 13, 2018

      All the very best Hugh. Paul.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2018

      can’t wait to see you on Tv someday soon ❤️ Good luck, Hugh!

    • alan cotton

      alan cotton

      May 29, 2018

      That's for wupping your Pa.

      £30.00

    • Robert Sproson

      Robert Sproson

      May 23, 2018

      Good luck and best wishes,From Rob, Linda and Georgia

      £10.00

    • Aaron Taft

      Aaron Taft

      May 22, 2018

      Good luck buddy!

      £20.00

    • Carol Thomas

      Carol Thomas

      May 16, 2018

      Good luck with the challenge you & your dad have set yourselves. Enjoy the NYT experience (my niece went to NYT - currently an actress in London - so its a great place to 'kick start' your career)

      £10.00

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