A DANCE school charity night helped raise hundreds of pounds of vital funding for a hospice.
Generous youngsters from the Affirmation dance troupe raised £800 for Hartlepool & District Hospice.
Hundreds of people packed in to the Corporation Club, in Hartlepool, to watch the young performers strut their stuff.
Twenty-three youngsters took to the stage for the commercial street dance performance.
About 200 people turned out to watch the dancing and support the hospice and plans are already under way for another event later this year.
Affirmation leader Charlotte Stevens said: “We were really pleased to have raised that amount of money.
“The performance went really well and all the youngsters put in a lot of effort which was appreciated by the crowd.
“There must have been about 200 people inside the club.
“The hospice is such a great cause and we are delighted to be able to support it in this way.”
It is not the first time the Affirmation dance troupe has held a charity night in aid of the hospice, with a similar event being staged last year.
Organisers say they are already looking to hold a similar event at Christmas.
This year’s performance was held at the Corporation Club, in Whitby Street.
The Affirmation dance troupe, aimed at youngsters aged between five and 17, meets every Sunday at Owton Manor Primary School, in Eskdale Road, between 3pm and 6pm.
The hospice, which is based in Wells Avenue, exists to ensure people affected by life-limiting illness or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need.
It is the only adult hospice in the Hartlepool and east Durham area and provides services to thousands of families a year.