TALENTED Liam Malcolm has landed a place at one of the country’s top drama schools – but needs help raising the cash to pay for his fees.
The 18-year-old, of Whiteleas, South Shields, has been offered a position on the foundation course of the prestigious Arts Educational Schools, in London.
The school’s president is Andrew Lloyd Webber and it has helped launch the careers of stars including Martin Clunes, Will Young and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Liam only applied for a place on the course a few months ago and didn’t expect to be accepted.
Now he has been offered a place, the aspiring actor and singer needs to raise £4,000 to cover course costs and living expenses before it starts next month.
He said: “I only applied for the experience really. I was thinking of trying to get on next year’s course and wanted to see what the interview and audition would be like.
“Then last week I got a call to say I’d been accepted on to this year’s.
“It was too good an opportunity to turn down, but now I need to raise the money – and fast.”
Liam is set to host a fundraising night to help generate the funds.
The event, on Friday, August 23, is at Hedworth Hall, in Dean Road, South Shields.
Tickets cost £2 and the night will include a raffle, race night and live performances by Liam.
Anyone interested in sponsoring Liam’s drama school spot or who wants tickets for the Hedworth Hall show is asked to e-mail him at email@example.com.
Tickets are also available at the venue in advance or on the night.