Audience wowed as Doncaster dance extravaganza boosts coffers for vital children’s charity

Performance students at Doncaster College have raised a phenomenal amount for the Children's Heart Surgery Fund.
Performance students at Doncaster College have raised a phenomenal amount for the Children's Heart Surgery Fund.

Twinkle-toed students pulled out all their best dance moves to raise vital funds for a children’s charity.

A group of about 15 pupils from Doncaster College and University Centre raised £735.42 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund at Leeds General Infirmary.

They raised the sum through ticket sales for their recent annual dance extravaganza called ‘Heartbeatz’ at the Harvey Theatre at the college’s High Melton campus.

They wowed a crowd packed with friends, family and teachers with their stunning co-ordinated dance moves, all down to a back drop of pop music and lights show.

Marie Wroe, course leader for dance and musical theatre, paid tribute to students who took part and also thanked everyone who donated.

She said: “A massive thank you to all who donated, contributed, helped and supported with the dance show charity this year.

“It was a great success and the students did an amazing job with the showcase which will go towards their final qualification.

“The performance was a collaboration of both year one and two Level 3 dance students, which included a range of dance styles from contemporary to urban.”

The money will help to fund equipment, staff posts, resources and training for those who work on the heart wards at LGI, which supports patients with congenital heart disease and their families.

The unit relies on public donations and many patients from across the Dearne and Doncaster are transferred there for treatment.

As many as 10,000 babies and children use the heart unit each year.

Up to 400 young people from across Yorkshire, Humber and North Lincolnshire have open heart surgery at the unit every year.

To donate to the fund and for more information visit http://chsf.org.uk/