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    Weʼve raised £5,570 to create a play to raise awareness of genetic heart conditions.

    London, UK
    Funded on Monday, 30th September 2019

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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 Shorrocks2 years ago
      Rebecca Shorrocks

      Rebecca Shorrocks

      2 years 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 Shorrocks2 years ago
      Rebecca Shorrocks

      Rebecca Shorrocks

      2 years 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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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/19/2018 17.34

    Supporters

    63

    • uncle phil

      uncle phil

      Nov 19, 2018

      keep on trucking becky from leyland

      £50.00

    • Al

      Al

      Nov 18, 2018

      Well done for bringing attention to this condition and other cardiac conditions in the young

      £50.00

    • 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

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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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