Red Dreams starlets shine in Hartlepool shopping centre

Hartlepool musical charity Red Dreams held a fundraiser in the Middleton Grange shopping centre on Good Friday.

Hartlepool musical charity Red Dreams held a fundraiser in the Middleton Grange shopping centre on Good Friday.

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TALENTED singers and dancers raised hundreds of pounds for a Hartlepool charity that lets them live their performing dreams.

Members of Red Dreams collected over £500 when they performed for shoppers in the town’s Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

Young singers performed cover versions of chart topping names like Ellie Goulding and Ben Howard.

Others staged a musical mas-up of West End show Matilda.

The money raised will go back into Red Dreams, based in Whitby Street South, to support young people with a passion for performing arts.

Red Dreams was founded by parents Ian and Dawn McManus after the tragic death of their 16-year-old son, Kyle, in 2007.

Ian said of the fundraising event: “It was one of the best days of music we have had for a long while.

“The people watching were really supportive. The money we raised will feed back into everything we do.”

Next month, Red Dreams will celebrate the opening of its new multi-functional Pluto Room after transforming a derelict business unit next door.

The space will be used for gigs as well as training and community activities.