11th November 2020 Dear Dramatic Need community, followers and supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to tell you that, effective from 31st December this year, the Dramatic Need board of trustees has decided to close the charity permanently.
By its very nature, the financial security of a non-profit entity such as Dramatic Need is always precarious. The world is politically and economically a different place from what it was when Dramatic Need was founded in
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