Our chairperson takes a step (or a few) in the right direction…

We were so chuffed when scriptwriter Pete Lawson joined forces with Little Green Pig as chair of our board in January. Pete’s been an invaluable member of the Little Green family for a while now – you might recognise him as our Whole Hog quizmaster, or from behind the scenes of Grunge, our soap opera project. Now he’s lacing up his walking shoes for a fundraising activity. Here’s Pete:

“I’m raising money for brilliant Brighton young writing and mentoring charity Little Green Pig. I’m doing a sponsored Story Walk, linking sites along the south coast linked to classic children’s authors Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling. It’s a family-friendly six mile ramble, stopping along the way to read extracts of The Selfish Giant, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Jungle Book….

We have doubled in size over the last two years, both in terms of our income and the numbers of young people we work with; last year alone, we worked with over 420 young people. As well as printed storybooks, we have created graphic novels, interactive online projects, soap operas, and an immersive walking tour about street homelessness…

Please sponsor me. Whether its £5, £50 or £100, every penny will go to providing free workshops for young people (have a look at littlegreenpig.org.uk). As schools offer fewer and fewer opportunities for imaginations to soar, it’s more vital than ever that we provide places where that can happen.”

For more information, or to sponsor Pete, take a look at his JustGiving page here.