Here For Humanity
2021 / Monologue
"Here For Humanity" is a lockdown story with a difference. Preston man, Chris Murray, has spent lockdown feeding the elderly, the vulnerable and those members of his community who were struggling due to the financial impact of lockdown. Chris has taken his difficult past, and turned it into a huge success story. For him, lockdown has completely changed his life for the better.
Writer: Susan Moffat
Producer: Susan Moffat
Performed as part of the Preston Live Arts Festival 22nd June 2021
'... based on the story of Chris Murray, a local hero and founder of Here for Humanity, an organisation which helps Preston people struggling to feed their families. His life story describes a difficult start in the care system, and some years in and out of trouble, just trying to survive. Finding joy in helping others, Chris has made a difference in his own life and the lives of many Preston residents. It was a touching piece, expertly performed by actor Neil Proctor.'
Stephanie Portersmith, Preston's Voice
'I loved it, I loved the connection to ground working at the end and just getting the ground work sorted.'
Chris Murray, Founder Here For Humanity CIC
'Loved it - brilliant play and the actor was amazing.'
Ruby Abram, Director Here For Humanity CIC