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Hartlepool dance group in a twirl for little Bradley

Hayley Wheatley (centre left) and Amy Kelsey from the Dance First Academy and dancers who are holding a show in aid of the Hartlepool and District Hospice and Bradley Lowery Appeal.

Hayley Wheatley (centre left) and Amy Kelsey from the Dance First Academy and dancers who are holding a show in aid of the Hartlepool and District Hospice and Bradley Lowery Appeal.

YOUNG dancers are limbering up to put on a show for two much-loved causes.

The Hartlepool-based Dance First Academy will host a charity night in aid of Bradley Lowery’s Fight Against Neuroblastoma and Hartlepool & District Hospice.

It will take place at the Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, from 7pm on Friday, April 11.

The event is being organised by Amy Kelsey, 19, from Throston, whose eight-year-old sister Ellie Kelsey is a member of the dance academy, which is based at Throston Grange Community Centre, in Glamorgan Grove and is run by Hayley Wheatley.

Amy said: “I have organised a charity event for the hospice before and I had read about Bradley in the newspaper and through Facebook.

“They are both charities connected with cancer and I have a close friend who was affected by cancer so I just wanted to help.”

As well as performances by the young dancers, there will also be sponsored waxes, raffles and stalls.

Bradley, two, who lives with his parents Gemma, 31, an NHS health trainer, and builder Carl, 30, in Blackhall, was born with rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma in January last year.

A huge fundraising drive is underway to raise £500,000 in case Bradley suffers a relapse.

The family were dealt a blow last week when they were told Bradley will not be allowed to have radiotherapy as it will involve too many risks.

To find out more about Bradley’s plight, follow @bradleysfight on twitter and Facebook.

Tickets for the event cost £2.50 in advance from Amy on 07522353456 or £3 on the door.

 

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