A mega charity night

Getting ready for the fundraising evening
Getting ready for the fundraising evening

TALENTED youngsters are putting the final touches to a stage show which will raise money for charity.

Dozens of students from the Hartlepool-based Northern School of Music will take to the stage for a show called A Night With The Stars.

It will be held on Friday, September 23, at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, from 6.45pm.

The hosts will be the school’s very own girl band The Peppermints, all youngsters aged between ten and 12.

The school’s head of performing arts Toni Parker-Harvey is organising the event.

She proudly said: “The band rehearse twice a week at the music school and have lots of fans in the town. The girls are brilliant and put 200 per cent into every rehearsal.

“They are all so excited to be hosting the event for the second year in a row. The girls have even taken part in a sponsored walk and sing to raise money for costumes and props they will need for the show.”

The show will raise money for the NSPCC and Toni added: “Last year, the evening raised more than £1,700 for the children’s charity. This year’s event is guaranteed to be bursting with variety and will hopefully top last year’s amount raised.”

Rehearsals have been held throughout the summer holidays.

Toni said: “With only a couple of weeks to go, the excitement is building for the night.

“All of the students taking part have been working extra hard and I am so proud of it so far. Both singing students and students from the schools performing arts class will be taking part in the evening and it will include lots of variety such as singing, dancing, comedy and acting.

“It will also include live music from teachers and students from the rock school department of the music school.

“The evening is a great chance for all students to take part and there are lots of opportunities for every student to do a solo in whichever area they wish, so the night includes solos from students as young as four, right through to adult students.”

The evening’s entertainment will include students performing songs by artists such as Jessie J, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Tickets costing £6 are available from the reception at The Northern School of Music in Church Square,

For more details, and anyone who would like to donate raffle prizes, contact Toni on (01429) 233003.