What did YOU want to be when you grew up?
On 21st October 2009, Trust in Children’s When I Grow Up exhibition displayed artwork illustrating the dreams and ambitions of TiC-supported children. When I Grow Up was held at the V&A Museum of Childhood and attended by over 150 guests and raised over £2000. Chair Iain Forbes introduced TiC followed by guest speaker Dr Alan Borg, who formally opened the exhibition before leading a rousing auction of five of the trustees’ favourite works of art, which raised nearly £400.
The artists are TiC-supported children from Bosnia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines and Peru.They hope to enter a huge range of professions, including lawyers, pilots, police, seamstresses and nurses. Through the help of TiC and our supporters, WE can help THEM to achieve their dreams.
“As a child, when I grew up I wanted to be a lawyer” – Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
“I wanted to be a prime minister/bar manager/ surgeon” – Joanna Lumley, actor & supporter of TiC
“I wanted to be a deep sea diver” – Loyd Grossman, television presenter & chef
“I wanted to be a baseball player” – Bill Bryson, author
“I wanted to write musical theatre and I am extremely lucky to have been able to do so” – Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of musical theatre.
Thank you to everyone who attended When I Grow Up and helped to make it such a special night.Especially to Andy Colvin, pro-bono photographer for the event and Melissa March, who donated one of her fabulous works of art to When I Grow Up.