Summer showcase raises hundreds of pounds for charity

A fundraising evening which saw students take to the stage to showcase their singing, dancing and musical talents has raised more than £900 for charity.

Radio DJ, Dicky Dodd, hosted the annual Summer Showcase evening, which was staged to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The event was organised by Highfields’ sixth-form student, Zoe Maxfield, whose dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.

A number of businesses and organisations donated goodies to support the event, which were auctioned off, given away as raffle prizes or sold on the night. They included a signed Wolves shirt and posters, theatre tickets, meal vouchers, Costa Coffee hampers, a keyboard, CDs, Build-a-Bear and huge Thorntons chocolate egg.

The event has raised more than £900 for the charity, with the figure expected to rise to more than £1,000 once a rare collectible bear and doll house have sold on eBay.

Zoe said: "I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event, including Costa Coffee, Signal 107, Dicky Dodd and everyone who came along on the night to bid in the auction and buy raffle tickets. I am delighted that we have been able to raise so much money for Prostate Cancer UK.”

Youngsters performed over two nights as part of the school’s annual Summer Showcase, with the second night designated as the charity evening.

Ms S.Bishop, Head of Performance, said: “Our students put on two wonderful shows for audiences.

“We were delighted to dedicate the second night of our Summer Showcase to Zoe’s dad to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and are over the moon with how much was raised.”

Posted on July 14, 2016 .