22nd - 24th October, 2010
A year's worth of planning and rehearsing culminated in a wonderful weekend of performances of 'The Nutcracker Ballet' at The Collyer Hall Theatre in Wimbledon.
120 pupils, ages 6 to 17, took part in the production and all had great fun. It was a marvellous experience for our pupils to have the opportunity to perform in such a well-loved ballet, in costume and make up. However, our primary aim was to use this lovely event to raise funds for CHASE (Children's Hospice), our chosen charity.
Margaret Manly, a representative from CHASE spoke to the audience at the final performance and many of us are now better informed of the marvellous work that goes on at St Christopher's Hospice in Guildford.
We managed to raise £6,372 by our efforts and are tremendously grateful to all our pupils, parents and local sponsors for making this possible. For more information about the charity, please go to their website at www.shootingstarchase.org.uk.