Monday 24 October 2011

Charity Show

On Saturday night, we attended a charity show where Eleanor and her drama group were singing some songs from Les Miserables, the show they're rehearsing at the moment ready for performing next month. As well as the drama group performing, there were various dance groups from around our area.

There are lots of fundraising activities happening at the moment, all with the aim of raising as much money as possible in as short a time as possible. An eighteen year old local girl who used to attend Eleanor's drama group and who now attends a local dance college, needs life saving treatment in America. She has a rare form of cancer in her lung which hasn't responded as well as it should to chemotherapy, and surgery isn't an option owing to it's position. Radiotherapy could be used but this would only keep the tumor under control, whereas proton therapy gives a better chance of cure. This comes at a cost of £125,000 so a huge fundraising drive is now in operation.

We had a really good night, and there was another show yesterday so I'm hoping that it raised lots of money towards the appeal. So far, £55,000 has been raised and this weekend's fundraising needs to be added to that total so they're doing very well. I'm sure they'll reach the target soon.


  1. They are doing so well with their fundraising efforts. I'm sure it will continue. The show sounds fantastic.

  2. I hope they raise plenty. Sounds like they are off on a good start.

  3. Thank you for your comments.

    The shows on Saturday and Sunday raised £12,500, what a great amount, and the total raised is now £100,000. I'm sure it won't be long now until they reach their target.