September 2 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Seventy-five children from a Saffron Walden theatre school put on their glad rags on Saturday and raised £150 for Macmillan Cancer Support’s footloose fundraising event, Dress Up and Dance.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts joined thousands of primary schools and 80 other Stagecoach schools nationwide to don their best fancy dress, dance and donate one of the nation’s most respected charities.
Stagecoach and Macmillan worked together to create a fun and educational toolkit, including a DVD featuring Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley and several Stagecoach-choreographed dance numbers, which was distributed to all of the schools that registered to take part.
On the day, children were invited to follow the dance moves on the DVD to create an energetic and enjoyable dance number.
Principal of Stagecoach Saffron Walden, Laura Blackmore, said: “There’s nothing so uplifting as a group dance but this event was made all the more fulfilling as it’s in support of such a worthy cause.
“All of our students were thrilled to be involved and to show off their moves whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.”
Lynda Thomas, director of fundraising at Macmillan, said: “We were delighted with the success of Dress Up and Dance last year and are incredibly excited that we’re able to bring it back for 2014.
“Dance is a fantastic way to connect with children and is such an accessible way to encourage children of all ages to engage with fundraising and help Macmillan ensure no one faces cancer alone.”
All the money raised goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support’s vital work providing medical, financial, practical and emotional support to the two million people currently living with cancer in the UK.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts Saffron Walden is part of a network of more than 700 part-time Theatre Arts Schools Worldwide. Early Stages classes are available for children aged four to six, and main school classes take place for six to 18 year olds.
For information, visit stagecoach.co.uk/saffronwalden or call 01799 588246.