On Saturday 17th March 2018 the Senior School drama company from King’s Rochester held a matinee performance of D.N.A by Dennis Kelly in aid of local homelessness charity Porchlight, raising an amazing £585.
£400 was raised from the ticket sales of the matinee and along with donations made at the box office on the day this brought the full total to £585. The cast presented a cheque to Nathan Tough, Community and Corporate Fundraising Officer at Porchlight at the end of the performance.
Head of Drama at King’s Rochester, Steve Mount said “I was delighted that Porchlight were chosen to be the charity that King’s Rochester supports this year. The themes in D.N.A touch on social exclusion, solitude and friendship which highlights the scenarios all too familiar with those who use Porchlight’s services”. As events in the play unfold, one character winds up sleeping rough - seemingly deserted by their friends.
King’s Rochester has been raising money for Porchlight throughout the school year. The matinee of D.N.A is just one of recent events which have included Quiz Nights, a Jazz Night headlined by Austrian band ‘Month of Sunday’s’ and pupils will be shortly holding a sponsored sleep out in May.