June 18, 2022, 5:00 pm

Alleyn’s School staging fundraiser for young people’s mental health

Alleyn's School Theatre (the MCT), SE22 8SU

On Saturday, June 18 at 5pm, Alleyn’s School in East Dulwich will host an entertaining evening of theatre entitled ‘Changing Stories’ to raise funds to improve the mental health of children and young people.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of a group of former students Rohan Candappa and John Eltham, who were inspired to support the charity following a school reunion during the pandemic. It is a beautiful example of one generation reaching back to help another.

The actor-delivered scripts are written by Alleyn’s School Alumni, million-selling author and Edinburgh Fringe regular, Rohan Candappa, who has a great reputation for his work. Helen Fielding, author of the famous Bridget Jones novels, recommended his work as ‘hilarious’ and BBC presenter Simon Schama branded his work ‘brilliant’. The show promises to be 90 minutes of entertainment designed to make you laugh, make you think and connect you to the stories.

Tickets are on sale for just £15 and are available now: https://bit.ly/ChangingStoriesAlleyns

If you’re unable to attend you can still donate to this worthy cause by purchasing a ‘Ghost Ticket’ for £10. Find out more here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maudsleyctsghosttickets


As a parent, I know of too many friends whose children have struggled, and are still struggling with their mental health, so I’m motivated to fundraise around the issue of the challenges young people are facing.  I’m a writer and performer and I thought let’s see if I can get Alleyn’s School involved. They see the problems first-hand. So they have thrown their time, efforts, and enthusiasm behind it all.

Rohan Candappa