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Staying out of the shade…


Little Ted animation – meet the cast

After a wonderful afternoon last month auditioning children across year 5 and 6 at Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School, and a tough selection panel meeting we are very pleased to introduce you to the final cast of our Little Ted animation!


Left to right: Enoobong Umoh, Megan Todd, Jason Foster and Nancy James

Our wonderful cast were chosen from over 30 children who turned out to audition for the voicing parts in our animation, and the competition was tough! So we are excited to announce that they will voice the following roles.

Little Ted:                  Jason Foster
Baby Roo:                  Megan Todd
Narrator:                   Nancy James
Credits/Character:  Enoobong Umoh 

These four children will be joining us this month in the recording studio where they will voice the various character parts which will be overlaid with our animation currently under development by Michael Howdon.

This animation is being created with funding from the Golden Jubilee Trust  (a charity founded by The John Lewis Partnership) and is being produced for a young audience to explain the science behind genetic conditions and the living with Xeroderma Pigmentosum.

The final works will used as an additional tool along side our Little Ted resources to help parents explain the condition to our young affected patients, their siblings and peers. http://www.teddingtontrust.com/little-ted.html

But this animation also has a broader message beyond the themes of genetic disorders and XP. This animation looks to address the important message of `inclusion`, teaching children to think inclusively and equally toward their peers who may face physical, emotional or social challenges brought about by a rare diagnosis. 

“This is an important development in our Little Ted project as we have been able to combine three strong messages that we at Teddington Trust feel passionately about. Appropriate patient education for our XP children, inclusion in schools and the importance of sun safety for all. The nature of XP as a condition allows us to address all three sensitively, whilst using Little Ted as our focus.  This animation will see us develop on our existing award winning patient resources (BMA Patient Information Awards, Information for Children Award 2015) for young patients whilst promoting healthier attitudes towards inclusion and sun safety for all.

We are extremely excited to work with Enoobong, Megan, Jason and Nancy and look forward to continuing to share the progress of this project over the coming weekend and months”
Nicola & Rebecca, Teddington Trust


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The Final Line Up!
Enoobong, Megan, Jason and Nancy all ready to get to work on this fun and exciting project

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