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Dance show helps older people

Carmichael School of Dance and Theatre Arts

Published on 02 July 2019 12:59 PM

The Carmichael School of Dance and Theatre Arts held their bi-annual dance show in June and raised an amazing £900 to support older people in Shropshire.

The Carmichael show was a huge success with 150 children and 50 teachers and helpers attending. The show gives the students a chance to perform on stage in front of an audience and Principal Nicola Carmichael uses the opportunity to raise funds for charity.

Nicola said: ‘I thank Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin for supporting my parents during a difficult time but also for helping the families of people that come through our school. It makes a huge difference to their lives and I wanted to use this platform to give back to such a vital charity and make sure it continues to support older people in our community.’

As well as Nicola’s own reasons for wanting to raise money for charity, she strongly believes that it is important for children to get involved with fundraising, as it teaches them to appreciate what they have and to recognise that they have the ability, even from a young age, to help others.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the Carmichael show and all the dancers who dedicated their time and effort to put on so many great performances. Thanks to them, all the money raised can go towards supporting older people in Telford and improving their quality of life.’

If you’d like to find out more about fundraising for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin call our fundraising team on 01743 233 123 or email enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk

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