Dancing was a huge help for Ellie May after treatment for cancer, helping her to learn to walk again. Now her dance school, Sophie's Studio in Horsham, has raised funds for CLIC Sargent, to show its support for the charity.
Dancers at the studio raised funds for CLIC Sargent at the annual showcase. For each show ticket sold, 50p was donated to CLIC Sargent.
Ellie May was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in August 2012 when she was four-years-old, and finished her treatment at the end of 2014.
Ellie May's mum Nikki explained: “She has had a tough time, suffering with the side effect of osteopenia which left her unable to walk for 14 months. She started classes at Sophie's Studio in February this year to help her as she learned to walk again and regained mobility.”
Led by principal Sophie McEwan, Sophie’s Studio has been open for around two years.
Sophie said: “The show was incredible! The kids and ladies were amazing, as was the audience.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dan Powell visited the school to accept a cheque on behalf of CLIC Sargent.
Dan said: “A huge thank you to Sophie and all of the students at Sophie’s Studios. It is fantastic that you were not only able to help Ellie learn to walk again, but also raise funds so that we can carry on with our vital work with other children and young people with cancer.”
Find out more
To find out how you can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact Dan Powell on 0127 3573 847 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.