This year the Love & Light project reached out to The Royal Ballet School in Odense Fyn and supported their free for all Christmas show at City Hall. We gave stage lighting, helped with costumes for the dancers and I even gave myself and sung some songs in the show.
We especially helped one young dancer with great promise as a prima ballerina. Elena Praastrup Nielsen.
Her journey to school every day is over 2 hours by train from Esbjerg to Odense. The expense of her school fees and the increase on her travel expenses was too much pressure on the family economy. They had applied for grants and asked for help from different agencies as The Royal Ballet Copenhagen is very interested in this girl but she has to complete her studies before she could even be considered to become a professional dancer. So it looked like this was the end for her Ballet career.
The Love & Light Project surprised Elena with a large check that has allowed her to finish her studies at The Royal Ballet School in Odense and continue to fulfill her dreams.
”SEE ME” Campaign 2015
10,000 children on the Danish island Funen, stand alone with problems like loneliness, abuse, violence and poverty. To create awareness regarding the problem, Ungdommens Røde Kors and Trygfonden have launched the “SEE ME” campaign.
Operation Dagsværk 2014:
On Wednesday November 5th The Love & Light Project lent a helping hand to a local fund-raiser Operations Dagsvaerk, by hiring 4 of their volunteers who were students from Odense Cathedral School. The girls were assigned as street leaflet distributors in the centre of Odense. A perfect solution that benefited both charities.
Cecilie, Louise, Emma and Michelle and the woman behind The Love & Light Project Isa Dawn Whyte Jensen.
MINERVA WOMENS CENTRE 2013:
A charity staffed by women who works diligently to help reform women who have committed a crime and support women who are victims of violence or negligence.The Love & Light Project donated emergency fresh packs filled with toiletries for women and children who has to flee from life threatening situations and seek refuge at the Minerva Womens Centre with just the clothes on their backs.
Key workers receive fresh packs at Minerva Womens Centre
HURRICANE VICTIMS 2012:
Christmas 2012 we generated DKK 20.000 from sales of 400 hearts sold. This was the beginning of The Love & Light Project where the total amount was designated to victims of hurricane Sandy in Jamaica.