Hailsham charity helps orphans get recognition

Trust High School Girls National Volleyball Champions with their trophies and with head teacher Bernard Misindye (back row left) and Geoff Booker (back row right)
Trust High School Girls National Volleyball Champions with their trophies and with head teacher Bernard Misindye (back row left) and Geoff Booker (back row right)

Hailsham charity the Quicken Trust has contributed to an award winning film shown at the Hollywood International Family Film Festival, IFF.

“Light Up the World” came first in the Youth Animation Class. The global animation collaboration for Paralympics London 2012 was the result of dedicated work from March to the end June 2012 when 495 disabled and nondisabled children and young people in 12 countries and 24 schools collaborated with ten disabled and deaf animators and artists, eight Paralympians, and two disabled musicians, exploring the values of the Paralympics and creating a journey for the Paralympic torch, celebrating its history from the birth at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to London 2012, and its handover to Brazil.

Geoff Booker, founder of Quicken Trust, said: “This is a magnificent achievement for the orphans in Kabubbu who just a few years ago had no education and no hope for their future.

“Their contribution to the success of this film shows that no child, no matter who they are or their past circumstances, is beyond achieving enormous potential.

“All they need is the opportunity to do great things and Quicken Trust is delighted to have been a part of their journey.”

The overseas schools produced drawings, storyboards and music ideas to direct schools in the UK in production.

To support the Quicken Trust’s work in Kabubbu visit www.quickentrust.com or phone 01323 832361.

This was a remarkable journey using the internet to connect all the schools across the world from the most cosmopolitan to the most rural.

Vicky Hope-Walker of Creative Bucks, the producer commented: “What struck me was how enlightened our leaders of tomorrow are, and how they embraced sharing ideas and thoughts with an open enthusiasm despite vast variations in culture, economic, and political security. I am comforted that our world in 50 years time will be a better place because of them, in the same way that attitudes towards disability have been changing since the birth of the Paralympics. An enormous thanks must go to all the artists, Paralympians, teachers and pupils involved in this work, especially to the Creative Director David Bunting”.

The film was made by 10 schools across the South East of England in collaboration with 14 schools across the globe including Germany, France, San Marino, Uganda, Singapore, Nepal, USA, Brazil, Bosnia, Israel and Turkey. It was supported by Creative Bucks, Arts Council England and Accentuate.

or email:

ontactus@quickentrust.com. Geoff and Geraldine Booker would

be happy to consider talking about Kabubbu to interested clubs, societies, organisations and

“Light Up the World” can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=aLrXH-W_6pk