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The Caedmon Company

The Caedmon Company is crowdfunding

raised of £5,000 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund theatre and education programmes wholly designed for children and young people who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences.

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1. Who are we?

Supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, The Caedmon Company aims to transform the lives of those who have been deeply affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences* by helping them turn a passion for the performing arts into a skill that could transform their lives.

*“ACEs” can include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect, house hold dysfunction, parental divorce, caregiver mental illness, and household violence.

2. How is this achieved?

Working with children and young people interested in the performing arts, our Hero's Journey writing programme develops the first flicker of a passion into a talent that could transform their lives.

Historically, the ‘hero’s journey’ is a universal template of stories used by many different cultures and faiths around the world. No matter who tells the story, it will always involve a hero who goes on a quest, is victorious in a decisive crisis and comes home changed or transformed.

Caedmon has used that template to create The Hero’s Journey Programme - a creative writing and performance arts programme for children and young people that as well teaches new personal and interpersonal skills which improve mental wellbeing. These skills are:

• Cultivating positive and healthy relationships

• Safety and trust in themselves and others

• Personal growth and achievement

• Recognising their achievements

• Self-belief

• Resilience

3. How does it work?

Caedmon has created two programmes that will run alongside each and coincide with the academic school year.

The 6 - week programme is designed for specialist services that work with children and young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. This programme will be delivered online for 1 young person at a time.

The 10 - week programme is designed for the education sector working with 4 pupils at a time from Pupil Referral Units across London and beyond. This will be delivered in person.

4. Why work with such a small group?

The children and young people we work with have learning difficulties and complex emotional and mental health difficulties which demand far greater than usual educational support and care.

Overwhelmed by thoughts of low self-esteem, they struggle to stay focused when participating in educational activities that involve large groups of -people.

In having a more focussed and contained approach, they will feel safe and open to the idea of exploring their identities and unique experiences.

5. Our Current Position:

The Caedmon Company is registered in England and Wales as a non-profit company limited by guarantee (No. 13349483).

We are currently raising funds that will:

• Cover the costs of delivering 2 x 6-week programmes and 1 x 10- week programme starting from September 27th 2021 and finishing on December the 9th.

• Contribute to the hiring of a comms/fundraising officer.

If you could contribute anything towards our costs we would be most grateful for your support.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Very best wishes,

Steven Hevey

The Caedmon Company

Registered in England and Wales | No.13349483

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    • Rose


      Sep 9, 2021


    • Tracy King

      Tracy King

      Sep 9, 2021


    • Anonymous


      Jul 28, 2021

    • Anonymous


      Jul 13, 2021

    • Dian Jarvis-Read

      Dian Jarvis-Read

      Jul 8, 2021

      With love and hugs oxox


    • Anonymous


      Jul 8, 2021

      In memory of your late father


    • Soafster


      Jun 27, 2021

      A brilliant initiative, long overdue, that can make such a difference to young people struggling with trauma and isolation. Well done, Steve!


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    A company of artists using the transformative power of creative writing and live performance to help improve the mental health of socially disadvantaged young people.

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