Youngsters in TV promotion for vital plea

Bridlington Resorce Centre The Den Performing Arts Group. 3 of its members to appear in a Mencap Ad NBFP PA1606-6c Robbie Saffery 9, Jamie Moore 6, Marshall Whitaker 8
Bridlington Resorce Centre The Den Performing Arts Group. 3 of its members to appear in a Mencap Ad NBFP PA1606-6c Robbie Saffery 9, Jamie Moore 6, Marshall Whitaker 8

Youngsters from an all inclusive Bridlington performing arts group are to star in a television advert for a charity next month.

Jamie Moore, 6, Marshall Whitaker, 8, and Robbie Saffrey, 9, will all appear in a new televised promotion for the learning disability charity, Mencap.

The Den Group

The Den Group

Donna Riley, one of the group’s directors, said the lads were selected after being contacted by a production company.

“They interviewed the kids and now they want them in the advert next month! It’s about raising awareness and 
fundraising for Mencap, as well as getting people involved in the charity.”

Mencap campaign for people with learning disabilities to have their voices heard, and help people to live rich and 
fulfilling lives.

The new advert featuring the three Brid youngsters is expected to air in early March, after Mencap contacted The Den seeking youngsters to appear in the promotion.

The Den is an all inclusive youth theatre based at the Victoria Road Resource Centre and hold sessions every Tuesday between 6pm and 7.15pm.

Donna and fellow director Charlotte Grey, said theatre provides disabled young people with new-found confidence and life skills.

Donna added: “Bridlington kids don’t get a lot these days. It’s great for confidence, it’s safe and it’s good for making friends.”

The group prides on giving full control of productions to the children – allowing them to choose everything from plot lines to costume ideas.

Donna added: “During term time, we ask them for their ideas. They do it little by little and then put on a 
performance for their families.”

The Den have also launched a similar venture for adults with learning disabilities, for more information call 
07521 364107.