Andy is the proud Ambassador for children’s charity Angels which creates unique feeding kitchens and ‘pop up schools’ within impoverished communities to engage with street children. This year he has been involved with the Angels ‘Welly Beat Schools Challenge’ which sought to get all pre and primary aged children dancing in their wellies and raising money for the
Angels project in South Africa.
As part of the challenge, and in partnership with friends Rob and Dan from Bunkersonix, they wrote and Andy performed the ‘Welly Beat’ song which is based on the South African tradition of gumboot dancing. This Summer, (2015) we are launching a dance challenge to get all of you dancing in your wellies and sharing your videos with us on social media using the hashtag #danceinyourwellies. To find out more about the charity’s work, to buy the song and to get more information on the viral challenge click on to www.angels-charity.org
Andy has been supporting Noah’s Ark since early 2011 ‘….during that time I’ve met some amazing children and their families. It’s overwhelming, yet so inspiring. I have also been struck by the incredible passion and support the staff and volunteers give to these children and their families.’
Over the past four years Andy has attended many of the charity’s fundraising events, fronted a school’s campaign and invited families to His Theatre show. Andy is honoured to be an Ambassador for Noah’s Ark and will continue to do all I can to help raise awareness of this fantastic charity and support the children, young people and their families. Andy is proud to say he is now a patron for this fantastic charity. See more by visiting this link Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice.
In 2009 Andy visited Mombasa in Kenya for a holiday and came across a fantastic children’s orphanage called ‘Tumaini’s children’s trust’, where homeless orphans with HIV are housed,fed and looked after. This fantastic orphanage was set up by a wonderful lady called Joan Smith and many other trustees and supporters who have relentlessly worked hard to keep this home for these beautiful children running.
‘I was inspired and pleased to see such a hard working team producing such great results to help these children to live, eat and be happy.’
Since then Andy has put on events, raised money from Theatre shows and sponsorship to support them. he doesn’t get to do much for them these days, but if you can support them please do. You can read more and donate by visiting this link. Tumaini Children’s Trust.