The heart-warming rendition of Shrek in aid of Hope Against Cancer and other local charities took place on August 10th at the Footloose Stage School in Thurnby, performed by 34 talented local youngsters.
The show provided a fabulous evening of entertainment and fun, raising an impressive total of £561 by the end of the night. All profits from the show were donated to Hope Against Cancer and other local charities. The money raised will go towards funding local cancer research and supporting clinical trials in Leicester.
Victoria Standing, Hope Against Cancer’s Community Fundraiser attended the event on behalf of the charity and stated: “It was an amazing performance put on by the children. We were delighted to be their chosen charity and the event is a great example of communities coming together to show their support for such an important cause.”
The children who participated in the performance were invited to present the cheque at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and then partake in a tour of the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Facility. Here they learnt more about the charity and the work they do, and how the money they raised would help cancer patients have better outcomes and improved diagnosis.
Hope Against Cancer Leicestershire and Rutland’s local cancer research charity. Working in partnership with local Universities and hospitals, Hope Against Cancer provides the funding for cutting-edge research so that Leicestershire remains a hub of expertise in cancer research and treatment. Every year the charity needs to raise over £500,000 to continue to fund its vital research, so every donation counts.
If you are interested in finding out more about Hope Against Cancer and the work they’re doing, you can visit their website.