Dagenham dance troupe raise £249 with fundraiser

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser - Credit: Archant

Pony rides and facepainting helped a Dagenham dance troupe raise £249 for a cancer sufferer.

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Miss Natalie’s School of Performing Arts donated the proceeds of their fundraiser to Carly Lovett, who is reliant on a miracle drug which is not available on the NHS.

The dancers were so touched by her story that they decided to use the event at Dagenham Trades Hall to raise money for the mother-of-one instead of their planned trip to perform at Disneyland Paris.

Troupe founder Natalie Stanley, who was in the year above Carly at Sydney Russell School, said: “It was a really good day and we are really pleased with the amount raised and the turnout.”

She thanked Nicola Patworth for organising the event, Lia Thompson from Sing With Me for her support and her pupils’ mums for their help.

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser

Darcy Perfect, three, enjoys a pony ride at the cancer fundraiser - Credit: Archant

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