Last weekend we celebrated a big birthday at MDSD! SHOWCASE:TEN marked our 10th Annual performance and was HUGE! 10 years ago our first show had 21 performers and an audience of about 70. We used Kelso High School assembly hall and didn't even perform on the stage! Our following few shows started to grow, taking on the Tait Hall and recently we have been PACKING out the Tait Hall for 3 nights- 1500 audience members and 388 dancers is crazy!
I have always made our annual shows a chairty affair, choosing a specific charity to donate our profits to. We have used Save The Children, Bombolulu School in Kenya and Danceaid (which I have become an offical partner of). This year however was extra special...IN 2007 I raised £60 and donated it to the Children's Ward at the BGH. This year I made a big target- to multiply this by 100...
We HIT OUR TARGET!! £6000 has been sent now to the BGH. I have chosen specifically to support the Childrens Ward and SCBU, where I spent the first few days of my life. I think you will all agree that it's such a worthy cause, one that is close to many of our hearts and is used regulary by so many of our children.
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