SCORES of children from a local theatre school will be putting on their glad rags tomorrow (June 21) for a national charity’s annual fundraising event.
Donning their best fancy dress, more than a hundred youngsters from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Hastings will join thousands of students nationwide in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Dress Up and Dance fundraiser - every child who takes part will donate £2.
Stagecoach and Macmillan have worked together to create a fun and educational toolkit, including a DVD featuring Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley, which has been distributed to all of the schools registered to take part.
Principal of Stagecoach Hastings, Avril Crawford, said: “There’s nothing so uplifting as a group dance but this event is made all the more fulfilling as it’s in support of such a worthy cause.
“All proceeds go towards the charity’s vital work providing support to the two million people living with cancer in the UK.” Lynda Thomas, Macmillan’s director of fundraising, 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.” For more information about Stagecoach visit www.stagecoach.co.uk.