Dancers from Sarah Patrick School of Dance help for fellow pupil Alice

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KIND-HEARTED dance school students are taking to the stage to raise money to help a young girl suffering from serious neurological conditions.

Pupils from the Sarah Patrick School of Dance, based in South Normanton, are taking part in their annual dance show at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre at the beginning of April.

The dance school always collects money for a charity and this year it is fundraising for pupil Alice Lee, aiming to raise cash for a special wheelchair.

Dance school owner Sarah Patrick said: “Alice is 11 years old and suffers from severe Microcephaly and Cerebellar Hypoplasia/Atrophy.

“These are neurological conditions which affect the growth and function of her brain.

“As yet doctors have not been able to discover a cause and they do not know what the future will hold for Alice.

“We raised money for Alice five years ago and she is now part of our school, attending class once a week really enjoying the music.”

This year’s show is called ‘Showtime 2012 - Dance With Us Tonight’ and promises a range of dance styles performed by over 130 dancers, aged from tots to adults.

When the dance school raised money for Alice last time, the money provided her with a new supportive seating system which she has recently outgrown and so now needs a new one.

The money will be raised through sponsorship and the raffle being held.

Added Sarah: “Alice is a very happy little girl and although she has no speech, she is able to make her wishes known.”

The dance show runs from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th April.

Tickets are priced £7 and are available from Sarah Patrick on 07966 550934.