MD Productions has been chosen by St Johns Shopping Centre as our first charity partner for 2019.

MD Productions was established in 2001, by founder Miguel Doforo. Miguel identified a need for a free community provision when he first set up the charity after seeing how people used dance as a form of release and escape. From this, he wanted to create something which would remove barriers allow more people to access support.

MD Productions currently run “The Blank Canvas Project” which has an ethos of making a change, instilling confidence, building communication skills and creating a safe space for people to dream, believe and achieve. The project also works to identify and remove some of the barriers that stand in people’s way, offering a variety of free classes for anyone who needs them.

The partnership will last 12 weeks, running for the beginning of January to the end of March. MD Productions will have access to the centre, allowing them to hold events, raise awareness and fundraise throughout the period.

Neil Ashcroft, St Johns Centre Manager, said, “We couldn’t be happier to have this local charity as our partner for the first three months of 2019.  MD Productions do incredible work, providing opportunities and support to people across the communities we serve.”