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DERSINGHAM: Dancers win gold at ‘Olympic’ fundraiser

DANCE SCHOOL CHEQUE                               

Norfolk Hospice Tapping House volunteer, Peter Parker, accepts the �2683.02 cheque from Josey Stockdale surrounded by members of the cast of Olympic Fantasy which included two-and-a-half- year-old Darcie Askew

DANCE SCHOOL CHEQUE Norfolk Hospice Tapping House volunteer, Peter Parker, accepts the �2683.02 cheque from Josey Stockdale surrounded by members of the cast of Olympic Fantasy which included two-and-a-half- year-old Darcie Askew

DERSINGHAM dancers embraced their sporting dreams with this year’s fundraising performance which raised £2,683 for Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

The Ashley-Emile Theatre Dance School got into the spirit of supporting Team GB when they performed their Olympic Fantasy earlier this summer.

Principal Jane Ashley-Emile said: “The show was a great success – it was absolutely lovely. Everybody worked very hard and we couldn’t have done it without our team of expert volunteers who helped with everything from stage management to costumes.

“We had a lot of professional help and the show wouldn’t have been the success it was without them. We had a lovely time and raised a lot of money for a great cause.”

The show saw nearly 100 dancers of all ages performing the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies and the medal presentations celebrating Team GB’s success.

The group raised more than twice their total of £1,152 from the previous show, Rags to Ritz, at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre in 2010.

Raising a total of £1,200 from the sales of tickets and products, the dancers put on a matinee and evening performance.

Further funds were raised through collection buckets provided by Lynn guide groups, and the Lynn branch of Barclays Bank offered to match up to £750 of the dance school’s fundraising.

Jane added: “Norfolk Hospice Tapping House have been very supportive to me and my family and I like to do everything I can to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The dance school has donated money to the Snettisham-based hospice, which cares for people with cancer and other seriousness illnesses as well as families, over the last few years because the principal’s mother, aunt and uncle were all helped by Tapping House.

 

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