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Kids’ cancer charity benefits from show

CHARITY EFFORT ... Hopper Productions raised �1,335 for CLIC Sargent. From left, Katherine Whale, Bryce Laverick and Rachael Swann.

CHARITY EFFORT ... Hopper Productions raised �1,335 for CLIC Sargent. From left, Katherine Whale, Bryce Laverick and Rachael Swann.

AN all-singing all-dancing charity night raised more than £1,000 for a worthy cause.

South Shields-based Hopper Productions organised a fundraising event in aid of cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The night, held at Trocaderos, in Prince Georg Square, South Shields, saw a cast of actors perform songs from popular films from across the years.

It raised £1,335 for the cause which cares for children with cancer and provides support for their families.

David Hopper, who organised the event, said: “It’s a fantastic cause that does a lot for young children with cancer, which is a really serious issue.

“I think South Shields has kind of come together to raise money for the charity ever since that gig Chris Ramsey organised.

“What he did was great, so I wanted to do something with amateur theatre to help out in some way as well.

“It was a fantastic night, and the audience was great.”

The event also included a raffle and an auction, as well as special guest performances from Jen Stevens and Spinning Jenny.

David, 20, from South Shields, added: “I think we’ll be having a bit of a break before we think about organising another charity night, but it’s definitely something we’d love to do again in the future.

“Raising money for charity is so important, and I think doing an event like this really benefits everyone, because people are getting something for the money they’re handing over.

“Obviously they know that the money is going to a worthy cause, but when you put on a show for people, they’re getting something out of it too.”

To find out more about Hopper Productions or for bookings, search for them on Facebook.

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