Students To Raise Money For Leading Kids Cancer Charity

Sat, 2000-11-11 00:00

A group of school pupils and college students are working together to put on a fundraising show in an effort to raise money for charity.

The ten pupils from Easington Community Science College, Shotton Hall Comprehensive School and St. Bede’s RC Comprehensive School, who attend East Durham College to study a Creative & Media Diploma, are working with the college students to put on the event so they can raise money for the charity CLIC Sargent.

Jane Currie, one of the pupils from St Bede’s working with six Performing Arts students from the College, said: “The show will consist of dance, singing and drama performances in many different styles and genres.

“It’s been great to work as a team. At first it was a bit strange but now it’s good because we all have different views and ideas.”

She added: “CLIC Sargent is a leading children's cancer charity. They do some great work helping and supporting children and young adults with cancer, and their families.”

Amanda Gregory, a Lecturer in Performing Arts at the College, said: “What a great way to showcase student talent, whilst raising money for a very worthy cause.

“Preparations are going very well and stress levels are starting to rise but we are really looking forward to the event.”

The show is open to the public and will be held in The Lubetkin Theatre at the College’s Peterlee Campus on Willerby Grove on the 23rd March 2011.

Doors open at 10:30am and the event will finish at approximately 12pm. Tickets are £2 for all (no concessions), there will also be a charity bucket available if people are feeling especially generous and would like to give a few extra coins.