Dance school celebrate £45,000 donation to charity

Students performing at the Norwich theatre. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography

Students performing at the Norwich theatre. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant

A dance teacher has celebrated three decades in the job, as it is announced the studio has raised more than £40,000 in the region for charities.

Students performing at the Hewett Academy. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography

Students performing at the Hewett Academy. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant

Sarah Wicks, who is principal of the Dance Factory in Beccles, celebrated the landmark anniversary through a glittering show at the Hewett Academy in Norwich.

Family, friends and guests packed out the theatre to raise funds for the East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH).

On the day, a total of £4640.45 was raised for EACH and Bloodwise - a blood cancer charity. A cheque of £4035.45 was handed across to EACH and another of £605.00 to Bloodwise.

The local business has now raised a total of £45,000 in the region for various charities.

The studio has raised mroe than 40,000 for charities. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography

The studio has raised mroe than 40,000 for charities. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant


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Sarah Wicks said: "I would like to thank all the parents that donated raffle prizes and made cakes for the refreshments table and special thanks to HSBC Bank for their pound for pound donation."

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Sarah Wicks of the Dance Factory has been with the school for 30 years. Picture: Contributed by Sam

Sarah Wicks of the Dance Factory has been with the school for 30 years. Picture: Contributed by Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant

Students of the Dance Factory performing. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography

Students of the Dance Factory performing. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant

Student's performing at the Norwich theatre. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography

Student's performing at the Norwich theatre. Picture: Sam Markwell Photography - Credit: Archant

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