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Freya treads the boards

When Tracy* was pregnant with Freya* 10 years ago, she applied to ScotsCare for a new washing machine, having just moved to a new flat with very few essentials.

She had heard about ScotsCare through word of mouth, and despite being a Londoner, Tracy’s father hailed from Dunfermline, so she reached out to the charity and applied for a Household Grant.  During a home visit, our Client Support Worker identified the need for other support, which ScotsCare could assist with. Offering her more help with the cost of other items, Tracy realised that ScotsCare were serious in wanting to help her further and help get her flat up and running, with items such as new blinds and wardrobes.

“I felt a little bit uncomfortable, especially as a parent, asking for more than the washing machine, but ScotsCare have always been more than happy to help out.”

When Freya was 3, Tracy applied for a ScotsCare Children’s Activity Grant to enrol her into drama classes at the Stagecoach Performing Arts School. To Tracy’s delight she noticed that Freya took to drama, with her passion for singing, dancing and acting growing over the years of attendance, and her starting to say she’d like to be a performer as a career when she grows up. She saw that the regular acitivity and exercise had a positive effect on Freya’s mood and gave her something to work towards.

6 months ago Freya said that she wanted to get more out of her drama, so Tracy switched her to a new theatre which has a casting agency attached. The new theatre offers more opportunities and performances, and since the change Freya’s performances have taken off, with her performing at theatres such as the Hazlitt Theatre, Sadlers Wells and Orchard West.

“She’s got it all planned out, she loves it all. She wants to go to drama college, Uni and then be on the stage and TV. And she wants people to pay to watch her, she’s got it all set out!”

Recently Freya has had some auditions for TV, as well as gaining an honours at the Bromley Festival for performing the recital of a poem. She has an upcoming audition for Anna Mae in the Tina Turner West End show and has also received a Distinction in her first LAMDA exam.

“Without ScotsCare we wouldn’t have been able to do it. It just wouldn’t have been possible to support Freya through the years of drama school. We are entirely grateful for this.”

Tracy feels thankful that ScotsCare has given Freya a helping hand in pursuing her dreams and is more than happy that our support is helping to build a brighter future for her daughter.

If you have been inspired by Freya’s story and think we can help you and your family, please call us on 0800 652 2989 to speak to a Client Support Worker and begin an application, or email info@scotscare.com.

*names have been changed.

When Tracy* was pregnant with Freya* 10 years ago, she applied to ScotsCare for a new washing machine, having just moved to a new flat with very few essentials.

She had heard about ScotsCare through word of mouth, and despite being a Londoner, Tracy’s father hailed from Dunfermline, so she reached out to the charity and applied for a Household Grant. During a home visit, our Client Support Worker identified the need for other support, which ScotsCare could assist with. Offering her more help with the cost of other items, Tracy realised that ScotsCare were serious in wanting to help her further and to get her flat up and running, with things such as new blinds and wardrobes.

“I felt a little bit uncomfortable, especially as a parent, asking for more than the washing machine, but ScotsCare have always been more than happy to help out.”

When Freya was 3, Tracy applied for a ScotsCare Children’s Activity Grant to enrol her into drama classes at the Stagecoach Performing Arts School. To Tracy’s delight she noticed that Freya took to drama, with her passion for singing, dancing and acting growing over the years of attendance, and her starting to say she’d like to be a performer as a career when she grows up. She saw that the regular acitivity and exercise had a positive effect on Freya’s mood and gave her something to work towards.

6 months ago Freya said that she wanted to get more out of her drama, so Tracy switched her to a new theatre which has a casting agency attached. The new theatre offers more opportunities and performances, and since the change Freya’s performances have taken off, with her performing at theatres such as the Hazlitt Theatre, Sadlers Wells and Orchard West.

“She’s got it all planned out, she loves it all. She wants to go to drama college, Uni and then be on the stage and TV. And she wants people to pay to watch her, she’s got it all set out!”

Recently Freya has had some auditions for TV as well as gaining an honours at the Bromley Festival for performing the recital of a poem. She has an upcoming audition for Anna Mae in the Tina Turner West End show and has also received a Distinction in her first LAMDA exam.

“Without ScotsCare we wouldn’t have been able to do it. It just wouldn’t have been possible to support Freya through the years of drama school. We are entirely grateful for this.”

Tracy feels thankful that ScotsCare has given Freya a helping hand in pursuing her dream and is more than happy that our support is helping to build a brighter future for her daughter.

If you have been inspired by Freya’s story and think we can help you and your family, please call us on 0800 652 2989 to speak to a Client Support Worker and begin an application, or email info@scotscare.com.

*names have been changed.

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