Children Helping Children Event Supporting Local Charities in Reading 28/6 Can you help?

Article date
14 June 2022
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Sport in Mind and Daisy’s Dream are the beneficiaries of an exciting event being organised by a group called Children Helping Children taking place at Reading Hexagon on Tuesday 28th June. It’s a show where local schools across Berkshire will come to sing, dance, act and generally show off their talents to a group of local dignitaries including HM Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, mayors, council leaders – the list goes on!

Why not come along and support our local young people as well as some brilliant local charities. If you are interested in being a bit more involved, why not come along and volunteer at one of the charity stands, or even help with the admin on the day and production of the event?

If you are interested in supporting the show as a volunteer please contact James Denny on 07701 054775 or email:

Volunteers will be able to watch the show for free, but if you would just like to come along and watch the show, then you can purchase tickets HERE

Roles available on the day

Production Manager
*Needed from 08:00-18:00*

  • To be the Director’s “right hand person”
  • Maintain production checklist throughout rehearsals, and a log of any incidents.
  • Act as key link between producer and the venue/company technical and Front of House staff & performers.
  • Either personally or through a deputy as required, greet every school arriving for rehearsals and issue a safety briefing. Additionally, ensure each member of company (non venue crew) has received a written or verbal safety briefing before starting work.
  • Ensure rehearsals run to time, utilising contingency plans where needed. Additionally, liaise with the bus conductors in case of late running to either the rehearsals or the transport.
  • Manage the allocation of performer seating in the choir stalls and, if necessary, the balcony. At the end of each school’s rehearsal, either in person or through a deputy, show each group where they will be sitting.
  • Assist the audio visual director in setting up and running video recording.
  • Ensure the provision of dressing room signage.
  • Troubleshoot unforeseen occurrences, taking the initiative where suitable.

Sales Assistants x4
*Needed 17:00 or 17:45 to 19:30*
Where possible also required for close of show approx. 21:45-22:30.

Ensure every attendee receives a free programme.

  • Sell raffle tickets, pin badges and DVD preorders to the attending public by cash or card, collecting customer details as required for the DVD orders.
  • Help tear and fold raffle tickets.
  • Help tidy and litter pick front of house.

We would love to see you and it is set to be a magnificent evening, see you there!