Rory Kinnear becomes Citz Ambassador

Posted on: 22 May 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

We are pleased to announce that Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actor Rory Kinnear has joined the Cardboard Citizens team as an Ambassador.

Our long-standing Ambassador Kate Winslet, CBE, announced Rory’s new involvement with Cardboard Citz at our biennial Fundraising Dinner on Friday.

Speaking about becoming an Ambassador, the star of Bond and Black Mirror said: “I am honoured to be an Ambassador for Cardboard Citizens, an unusual charity which uses theatre in multiple ways to help homeless and ex-homeless people move forwards with their lives.

“This year the company is celebrating its 25th birthday, by doing the same things it has done for the past 25 years: offering support to homeless people, using theatre to help people get stronger and more confident, training and employing people as actors, and mounting productions which encourage wider debate about homelessness, its causes and its cures.

“I have always believed in the transformative power of the arts and to have seen first-hand how effectively Cardboard Citizens use theatre and creative participation to engage, educate and empower those affected by homelessness is truly humbling.”

Every year Cardboard Citizens reaches thousands of people with experience of homelessness through theatre, performed by and to homeless and marginalised people in hostels, prisons, community centres and theatres.

Homelessness comes in many guises, and we’ve been working with people across the entire spectrum of homelessness since we were founded in 1991 with the aim of creating lasting and meaningful change.

All money raised at Friday’s Fundraising Dinner will go towards supporting our life-changing work. If you would like to support us, you can give a one off donation or sign up to become a Friend here.

 

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Arts Council England Lottery funded