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Young dancers show star quality to raise money for children’s hospice

29 October 2019 chsw Fundraising

Young dancers from Exeter, Honiton and Crediton took inspiration from the Silver Screen to put on a blockbuster performance in support of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Students from the June Bealey School of Dance in Exeter spent many weeks rehearsing for their Movie Night show at Woodbury Village Hall on September 21.

The two performances, which featured a Titanic-themed ballet dance among many other music numbers, raised £1,540 for the charity, which offers vital hospice care to more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

The money was raised through ticket sales, a raffle and bake sale.

Presenting the fundraising to CHSW Community Fundraiser Laura Robertson last week, dance school principal June Bealey thanked everyone who supported the performances.

“From the businesses that donated raffle prizes, to the parents who helped us set up the venue and ran the kitchen and bake sale, and the students who worked so hard to put on such a great show, we couldn’t have done it without you.”

Dance teacher Lisa-Jayne Flynn added: “It has been an amazing experience putting on this show with such talented students and creating fabulous routines which they have really enjoyed performing.

The amount raised for CHSW is testament to all their hard work.

CHSW Community Fundraiser Laura Robertson said: “We are thrilled that the dance school chose to raise money for local families who need us.

“CHSW relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions and we just couldn’t do what we do without the incredible support of the local community.”