My name is David Richardson. I am 43. I live in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex.  I’ve been a participant at ActOne for five years. I have cerebral palsy – I am deaf and partially sighted,  but I have never let my conditions contain my aspirations. Aged just seven,  I joined SNAP Theatre, being the only person with disabilities in the group.In 1999 I graduated with a 2:1 in Politics   from University of Essex.  During my studies I developed bipolar disorder.

In 2005, I joined Youth Create, an inclusive  youth development theatre in Sawbrigeworth, Herts. Youth Create opened many doors – leading  me to Act One, a dance and performance charity where ability, not disability is put centre stage.

“The company has created a space, where my condition is challenged and I can challenge my condition.”

I’m now raising much needed funds for Act One. I am embarking upon an ambitious 2.5km swim in September. I hope to raise £5,000.  “The company is a family – everyone can learn from and help each other, whilst having fun”

Please plunge deep into your pockets, making waves in support of our life-changing work, Help the magic to continue, step by step.

To donate, visit my JustGiving page.