Dancing for the hospice

Janice Forbes of the Hartlepool and District Hospice pictured with members of KR Dance who are taking part in the fundraising event.
Janice Forbes of the Hartlepool and District Hospice pictured with members of KR Dance who are taking part in the fundraising event.

TALENTED young dancers will perform everything from street dance to iconic musical numbers at an annual charity evening.

The action-packed night has been organised by Kim Ross, founder of Hartlepool’s K.R. Dance, which holds a fundraising night for a local charity every year.

The audience are in for a treat at this year’s event, taking place this coming Saturday, with a variety of performances on the bill.

And every penny raised will be donated to Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Kim said: “I hope this event will be a huge success entertaining guests while supporting a local charity which I believe deserves all the help it gets. The evening is going to full of entertainment with plenty of fantastic dancing from everyone at K.R. Dance, music, hot food and loads more.”

Kim added: “I recently spent an hour at the hospice when I gained an insight into the fantastic work they do for all of their patients and just how much heart goes into the place from every member of staff, it was a joy and privilege to see.

“I hope that this event will not only provide financial support but will also be an opportunity to inform people of the wide range of palliative care services that the hospice offers to the local community.”

The event will be held at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, and gets underway at 7.30pm.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the Wells Avenue-based hospice, said: “I am really looking forward to the night.

“It was a pleasure to show Kim around the hospice and I would like to thank her for choosing to raise funds for the care services we offer to the local communities of Hartlepool and East Durham.”

Kim also appealed to any businesses or individuals who may be able to donate prizes or support Saturday’s event. Tickets are priced at £8 and include hot food and a free raffle entry. A quiz with a cash prize will also feature on the night.

Tickets are available from K.R. Dance, based in Dalton Street or from the hospice and can also be ordered by calling the hospice on (01429) 855555.