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Hijinx Theatre wins two awards     

Following the disastrous effects of a flooded office in July, Cardiff Bay based Hijinx Theatre has received a well-deserved boost from two seperate award schemes.

Hijinx Theatre has been awarded a PC and one year's access to the internet. Hijinx was one of 48 that received a BT Community Connections award in the Welsh region of the scheme and impressed judges with their innovative ideas on how an internet-ready computer will benefit people in the local community. BT Community Connections aims to award £1 million worth of Internet-ready PCs to community groups across the UK.

The computer was awarded to assist with work for Odyssey Theatre, a community performance group set up by Hijinx in 1999, for anyone who has a desire to perform, including people with learning disabilities. Hijinx Theatre plan to use the internet to carry out research into themes and images for future productions, as well as making contact with similar community organisations. The internet will also be invaluable for gaining information on funding applications, the work on which will go towards ensuring the future of the project.

Dave Edwards, BT Community Connections project manager, Wales:-
"This year long scheme aims to give as many people as possible access to the internet and allows groups to develop their projects using easier and more effective methods. As the UK's leading communications company, BT is pleased to be able to help connect communities throughout the UK and to improve the quality of so many people's lives."

Hijinx Theatre have also been awarded an Understanding Disability Award from the Parents Federation in the Vale of Glamorgan. This was in recognition of the excellent work that Hijinx does in promoting positive attitudes towards people with learning disabilities. This, along with the BT award, demonstrates Hijinx Theatre's continuing commitment to people with disabilities.

Liz Girling, Fundraising Officer:-
"We are delighted to have been awarded both this Internet-ready PC and the Understanding Disability Award, and are very grateful to both schemes for recognising our acheivements."
Hijinx Theatre  
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Emma Routledge
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