A local school of dance has recently made a generous donation of over £1300 to Newbiggin lifeboat station.
The Michelle School of Dance from Ellington decided this year to select Newbiggin RNLI as well as the Freeman Hospital Coronary Care Unit for their annual charity fundraiser. The dancers raised the money after performing at the Phoenix Theatre, Blyth earlier this year.
The Michelle School of Dance has dancers aged between 3 and 27 years, offering training in dance including ballad, tap and modern jazz. The school has been running for around 37 years and each year raises funds for local charities with the RNLI selected this year.
Michelle and some of her dancers came down to Newbiggin to meet the volunteer team recently where the donation was presented.
Speaking after the visit Michelle said" My dance school has been raising money for charities over the last 37 years, we always like to look for local charities and as I grew up in Newbiggin I understand how important the Lifeboat is to the local community. The money was raised through two dance performances at the Blyth Phoenix Theatre "For One Night Only".
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