Redrow's donation helps save Christmas dance show
They say the show must go on – and now it really can, after Redrow stepped in to save the day for a Holmfirth dance school for young people with special needs.
Rising Stars runs a popular annual Christmas show each year, with funds raised from ticket sales, refreshments and additional donations going towards Shabang!, which is a charity supporting children and adults with special needs.
However, with everything arranged for Sunday, November 25, the group’s plans for this year were thrown into disarray when the venue they had booked, the Southgate Theatre, closed down.
We are currently developing two, three and four-bedroom homes at Stoney Bank Chase in Stoney Bank Road, Thongsbridge, and after hearing of the local group’s predicament was only too happy to help.
A donation of £650 was provided to secure the booking of a new venue, along with additional running costs – plus new speakers and additional sensory props – and the show was back on.
Chloe Knapton, manager of Rising Stars, said: “The annual event is the pinnacle of the year for everybody involved and to have had to cancel the show would have crushed our children, some who may not have even understood or reacted positively to this outcome.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Redrow for stepping in and saving the day. We now can’t wait to deliver a spectacular dance show that sure to impress.”
Rising Stars’ show will take place on the same date that had been planned, on Sunday, November 25. Holmfirth High School’ is the new location, with shows taking place from 1pm to 2pm; then 3pm to 4pm.
“After hearing about Rising Stars and the work they do in the local community, we couldn’t help but be inspired to help get the show back up and running,” said Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire).
“We wish everyone at Rising Stars the very best on the night and, judging by the rehearsals, the carefully-choreographed displays are certain to wow the crowd.”
We will lift the curtain on Stoney Bank Chase in winter. With interest already high, canny buyers are advised to register their interest early; by doing so, we will keep them updated with the latest news and provide the pick of the plots when the homes are released.
Find out more by calling 01484 829 320. Alternatively, log-on and visit: www.redrow.co.uk/stoneybankchase.
For details of the Rising Star show, including how to buy tickets, visit: www.risingstarsdance.co.uk.