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Dance school raises funds for a personal cause
10:20am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A DROITWICH dance school has organised its biannual performance to raise money for a cause close to the members’ hearts.
The Kirsty Purvis School of Dance stages a charity fundraising dance show every two years, and tries to find a personal cause to support each time.
This year they’ve focussed on the Worcestershire Portage Service, which has supported one of their own dancers, Emma Dalgliesh.
Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with special needs and their families, which helps bring them up to speed in order to enter mainstream education.
Ms Purvis said: “The reason for donating to this fabulous service is this, one of our pupils has growth development delay syndrome and has been helped personally by this service, and they just don’t get donations.”
Emma, who’s been dancing since she was three years old, has been using the service for the past few years in preparation for starting school, and this year she had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for £350 to Sharon Jew and Julia Thomas from the service, raised by proceeds from their latest show.