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Weʼre raising £5,000 to create a play to raise awareness of genetic heart conditions.

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Story

In February 2017 my life changed forever as I was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. However, by surviving I have been given an opportunity to make a positive difference. I was very lucky that it was detected and I now have my very own defibrillator in my chest to save my life. 80% of cases like mine are diagnosed post mortem.

I want to make it my mission to raise awareness about heart conditions like Cardiomyopathy. Challenge preconceptions about Heart Conditions and who gets them, everyone is always really shocked to learn that heart conditions kill twice as many women as any cancer but for some reason we generally associate them with men.

As an actress it made most sense to me to develop a play to create awareness, in the hope that we can prevent more sudden deaths and provide support for those already affected.

Unfortunately we haven't been successful with the Arts Council at this stage so I have started this crowdfunding page so that we can raise what funds we can. The money will pay the actors, the writer and practitioners for their time and the theatre space to rehearse in and show the work we create.

I don't expect those to donate who can't but if you know anyone who can, or someone who might be personally affected, please share the project with them.

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  • Rebecca Shorrocks5 months ago
    Rebecca Shorrocks

    Rebecca Shorrocks

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    WE'VE DONE IT!!!!! Thank you so so much to everyone who made this possible. I can't wait to get going on Monday and be able to pay the wonderful people who are giving me their valuable time and sharing their stories with me. Should anyone like to come and watch an informal showing of the work we have explored over the 8 days R&D please let me know on thebeatgoesonuk@gmail.com. It will be 25th May at 2pm The Bunker Theatre, London.

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  • Rebecca Shorrocks6 months ago
    Rebecca Shorrocks

    Rebecca Shorrocks

    6 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you so much to everyone who has given so far, I can't tell you how grateful I am. If anyone knows anyone who might be able to give to the project please pass it on. Thank you again x x

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Page last updated on: 5/14/2018 10:10 AM

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61

  • Frankie Sartori

    Frankie Sartori

    May 14, 2018

    good luck! I really hope you are able to raise the awareness necessary to help your cause!

    £10.00

  • Richard Woolford

    Richard Woolford

    May 13, 2018

    All the best!

    £10.00

  • Toby  Williams

    Toby Williams

    May 11, 2018

    Always late to the party! Tx

    £20.00

  • Dan & Heather

    Dan & Heather

    May 11, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 11, 2018

    £2,680.00

  • Janina Dainton

    Janina Dainton

    May 11, 2018

    Well done you!

    £30.00

  • Lucy Ransom

    Lucy Ransom

    May 11, 2018

    This is just amazing little dude. Well done xx.

    £20.00

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Rebecca Shorrocks

Rebecca Shorrocks

London, UK

I am an actress, living in London. I trained at Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2004. I currently work most in comedy alongside my husband in our sketch duo Short & Curly. Since my diagnosis I have a more serious mission raising awareness of heart conditions.

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