The annual show of a Blackpool dance troupe has raised £485 for our Hospice Heroes appeal.
Cats with Red Shoes put on their yearly show at Viva cabaret bar, which was a sell-out event, for our campaign, which is helping pay for the biggest refurbishment at Trinity Hospice in its 28-year history.
They will be handing the money over to Trinity, on Low Moor Road, Bispham, in the coming weeks.
Dance principle and choreographer Hayley-Anna Dancy said: “We’re so pleased to have raised £485 for the amazing Hospice Heroes campaign.
“We have been overwhelmed with the turnout and comments from our audiences both on the Saturday and Sunday. We could not have asked for any better performances from our students – they were outstanding and did us all so proud.”
The dancers, aged two to 18, put on performances in ballet, tap, musical theatre, cheerleading, gymnastics and freestyle disco.
Hayley-Anna added: “The show was so fast moving – we had a total of 600 costumes fit into the two-hour show.
“We would just like to thank everyone who helped backstage, front of house, with raffles and everyone else. Without their help, as well as the support and generous donations from the audience, we would not have managed to send this year’s donation to this very worthy cause.”
The money was raised through raffles, bucket collections, a cake auction and ticket sales.
We are raising £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice.
Our money is being put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health to help create single rooms on the hospice’s inpatient unit, as well as replacing the original fixtures and fittings.
At Brian House, the rooms are being made brighter and safer, the lounge area extended and the kitchen fit for purpose for both children and young adults.
This week, we announced we had reached the half-way point in our appeal as we hit £100,000, raised through the biggest Santa Dash to be held along the Promenade, the first Reindeer Run held at schools across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, and our Grin and Wear It event, which raised £3,069.
If you’re holding an event to raise money for Hospice Heroes, let us know by calling (01253) 361728.