Dancers dress up for children’s charity

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PUPILS and teachers at a dance academy swapped their tutus for capes to raise money for Children in Need.

Starz Ballet groups in Portsmouth, Fareham and Waterlooville took part in the fundraiser by dressing up in superhero costumes and collecting donations for the annual charity event.

The school’s co-founder Lianne Weston-Mommsen said: ‘Working with children every day and being parents ourselves, we share Children in Need’s vision.

‘We realise how lucky we are not to need help from charities such as Children in Need and are more than happy to help support those children who do.’

Ms Weston-Mommsen said the children loved dressing up for the fundraiser.

She said: ‘All the children love superheroes and really enjoyed joining in. We had all sorts of superhero costumes, as well as a few super-princesses and super-fairies.’

The ballet school has set a fundraising target of £500 and is still collecting donations.