Fun and fundraising the dance-a-thon way

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RED noses by the score will be on show when dancers strut their stuff for an hour tomorrow.

A dance-a-thon is on the way at the the Northern School of Music in Church Square, Hartlepool, from 11am to raise money for Comic Relief.

Proprietor Alyson Robinson says it is going to be a great day with an hour of non-stop dancing planned.

She added: “We run a weekly Sunday morning performing arts class at our school and are holding a sponsored dance-a-thon to raise money for Red Nose Day.”

The children – aged from four to 13 – are keen to get going.

“They wanted to do something fun to raise as much money as possible. Their teacher Toni Parker Harvey has choreographed a dance for the event including all dance styles to a wide variety of music.”

But this is no one-off event for charity.

Alyson added: “The school often raises funds for worthy causes. In September last year, we had a charity night in aid of the NSPCC when we raised £1,700. The children love to be given the opportunity to perform and always have great fun in our fundraising events.

“The school is based in Church Square, Hartlepool, and is the largest private music school in the North-East with over 500 weekly students. We would love to invite other children to come along and join us for this event and try to raise as much as possible for this very worthwhile cause.”