Soft Touch Arts



The Miller Partnership are always delighted to support Soft Touch Arts, who have been supporting young people since 1986, to build their self-belief and talent so that they can look to move into full time education or employment.

Tracey has been putting on comedy events since 2016: Fine & Funny Dining, Food Glorious Good and Too Hot To Handle were all held at 50 New Walk – home of the award winning charity’s flagship Youth Arts & Heritage Centre.

In 2019 The Big Chilli starred TV’s ‘Celebrity The Island with Bear Grylls’ Shazia Mirza at Chutney Ivy Restaurant. Tracey’s evening of Comedy & Curry was the Winner of Leicester Comedy Festival Community Award 2019 and the funds raised by these events now total over £10,000. 2020 has seen the first ‘All Woman’ event from an onstage, organised, and sponsored by perspective. The Big Chill🌶: No Woman No Laughs, starring ‘Mock The Week’s Olga Koch and compere Mrs Barbara Nice, another sell out show, raised a fantastic £4,400.

2020 has seen the announcement that Tracey’s 24 Hour Party People, the August Bank Holiday Dancethon, conceived and hosted by DJ Fitz, where £6000 profits were shared between Soft Touch Arts and Big Difference Company, is a Finalist for the East Midlands Charity Awards Fundraising Event of the Year.

Pete is particularly focused on helping Soft Touch Arts with their mentoring and Creative Enterprise Programme which supports more than 50 young people each year who struggle to reach their potential because of difficult life circumstances, and challenges with mental health & wellbeing.

The Creative Enterprise Programme enables and enhances the development of individual creative talents, giving newly built confidence combined with the invaluable building blocks of enterprise skills, so that Soft Touch Arts young people can learn to make, sell and market their own creative works.

See more about Soft Touch Arts here: www.soft-touch.org.uk

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