South Yorkshire charity Roundabout has recently announced a new addition to its 2021 fundraising calendar, in the form of a live, drive-in musical theatre extravaganza to be held in Meadowhall’s orange car park in on the 12th of June.
Roundabout is a youth homeless charity that supports young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As part of the national End Youth Homelessness (EYH) Partnership, they work with over 200 young people every day, providing shelter at their Sheffield hostel, helping them develop life skills and supporting them to gain independence. As well as being able to offer safe accommodation to up to 27 young people at a time at their hostel, their Homeless Prevention Service is also dedicated to helping young people stay in their family homes wherever it is safe for them to do so.
Like many charities, Roundabout’s usual services and fundraising efforts have been greatly affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic, meaning they have had to adapt. Many of their support services have been conducted over the phone and online since March of last year. Fundraising efforts are increasingly being adapted to follow Covid-19 guidelines with virtual events planned until March, and June’s theatrical extravaganza planned with the expectation that social distancing will still be required into the summer months.
With the support of Meadowhall, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and the Leadmill, the day will feature four shows of around 90 minutes each, with performances of some of the most popular musical hits taking place at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. Social distancing of cars and performers will be followed in accordance with the guidelines of the time.
The organisers are currently on the lookout for local performers to volunteer their talents. If you’d like to get involved, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you’d like to attend and help to support a brilliant local charity, you can sign up for email updates about the event and donate directly to Roundabout here.