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Bickley dance school raises more than £11,000 for children's hospice

PUBLISHED: 12:39 21 November 2012

Actor Kevin Bishop with Demelza Children's Hospice patient Calvin.

Actor Kevin Bishop with Demelza Children's Hospice patient Calvin.

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A local dance school raised more than £11,000 for a Demelza Children's Hospice at a circus themed event hosted by actor Kevin Bishop on Saturday (17).

A date with Mario Falcone sold for £1,000.A date with Mario Falcone sold for £1,000.

Studio 74, based in St Augustines Avenue, Bickley, welcomed invited guests including parents and children from the hospice, as well as TOWIE star Mario Falcone.

A date with Mario sold for £1,000 at an auction overseen by ringmaster Bishop which also included helicopter rides, a VIP day at Chelsea FC and two tickets to see One Direction.

Owner Claudine Payne said: “We were very proud to welcome some of the children from Demelza Hospice and one of the parents made a very emotional speech about her beautiful little girl, Ivy, who has been supported by Demelza.

“We were absolutely thrilled with the support and amount raised on Saturday night.”

Studio 74 students and former X Factor contestants The Lovettes provided entertainment on the night which also doubled as the album launch for the dance school’s charity Christmas album - Light Up.

Priced at £5, the album will be on sale at the dance school with all proceeds going to Demelza Children’s Hospice.

Students will be performing tracks on December 3 at The Glades Shopping Centre from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

For more information, visit www.studio74dance.co.uk.

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