With the help of their generous audiences, The Lion King has raised over £85,000 for Centrepoint since they joined forces in 2018.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. Together with our partners, we support more than 15,000 vulnerable 16- to 25-year-olds each year.
In 2019, The Lion King is continuing to support Centrepoint's work to give homeless young people a future. Disney is planning unique ways for young people to learn and develop – including theatre workshops and business skills opportunities. Young people will also get the chance to experience the show for themselves.
We help young people budget, pay bills and live independently.
It might be the best night's sleep they've had in months – and a step to a more stable future.
Our dedicated trainers help young people improve their basic Maths and English.
Tasha went into foster care when she was just a baby and lived with the same family for 16 years. However, as she reached her teens, things became difficult, and eventually the foster placement broke down.
She came to Centrepoint and really hit it off with her key worker, Carol. “I like it here. The staff are nice and it’s clean. Carol was very welcoming, she was always there to talk if I needed her.”
Now Tasha has reached 18, she has moved into her own flat and has almost completed her traineeship at one of the UK’s top national banks. In December 2020 she received a Centrepoint Award in recognition of her achievements.
Ever since Centrepoint began, we've focused on improving the lives of homeless young people. We've developed into the UK's leading youth homelessness charity and have seen thousands of success stories in the last four decades.
Thanks to our supporters, we continue to have a major impact for some of the country's most vulnerable young people.
We support more than 9,200 young people aged 16-25 every year.
We now operate 60 services providing support to young people across the UK.
For every pound spent on Centrepoint services it is estimated that we save the public purse £2.40.