I realised what an amazing place The Orpheus Centre is when I began a placement there in Easter 2018. The Orpheus Centre is an independent college for young disabled adults who have a passion for the performing arts. All the students are inspirational and the staff are extraordinary!

In my final year of my Music degree I had the pleasure of working on a placement at The Orpheus Centre as part of my music therapy module. I am extremely interested in this area of work and engaging with such incredible, talented and inspirational students and staff at the college has motivated me even more! I want to continue volunteering and fundraising for the college so that I can give something back!

I am running 10k on the 16th September 2018 to help build up some vital funds for the college so that important changes can be made to help the students reach their full potential. The Orpheus Centre relies on funding from supporters, therefore it is things like this that make a big difference! I am very very far from a pro runner so I will be training and really pushing myself to do this for the college. I can't put into words how incredible The Orpheus Centre is, and that is why donating (as much or as little as you wish) is so important and would be HUGELY appreciated!

Thank you so much for your support !!

Ellie Purvis