Treading the boards for Chloe appeal

Members of the Tramshed Theatre Group taking part in sponsored events for Chloes Wish 2 Walk at Montgomery High School, All Hallows Road, Bispham.'Chloe joins in the dancing.
Members of the Tramshed Theatre Group taking part in sponsored events for Chloes Wish 2 Walk at Montgomery High School, All Hallows Road, Bispham.'Chloe joins in the dancing.

CHLOE’S Wish 2 Walk received a further boost this week thanks to a group of dance and drama students.

The Tramshed Theatre Group, where Chloe New attends, set aside a full evening dedicated to her £45,000 wish 2 walk appeal

A registered charity, Tramshed thrives on generous funding and donations from sponsors and decided to hold its own charity event for Chloe.

Zac Hackett, who runs the group said the evening was a big success.

She added: “It was brilliant.

“It’s difficult to gauge yet how much money we raised, we are still waiting for it to come in, but 50 people took part on the night, so hopefully we will raise a tidy sum.”

Ten-year-old Chloe has cerebral palsy and needs an operation on her spine which will help reduce stiffness in her legs and fingers crossed, to help her walk unaided.

But she needs the money to get to America, where the operation will be done.

The event kicked off with children from the ‘mini theatre’ taking part in a sing-a-thon.

Bursting with energy, the youngsters performed a series of Disney classics.

Following on, the Children’s Theatre and Youth Theatre took part in a sponsored dance-a-thon wearing a colourful array of fancy dress including dinosaur costumes, monkey onesies and prom dresses!

They danced pop craze Gangnam Style and worked their feet to old disco classics.

The final part of the night came from the adults who took part in an I’m a Celebrity themed bush tucker challenge, but instead of bugs and creepy crawlies, it was taste, smell and touch tests.

Chloe’s mum Angela, who is working tirelessly to raise the money for her daughter, added: “We have been delighted that Tramshed are supporting our cause and it was amazing to see everyone all in fancy dress on the night they all really seemed to have a fantastic time, including Chloe!”

Tramshed, which operates from Montgomery High School, prides itself on including all members of the group in its theatrical work.

It provides theatre for everyone, regardless of ability encouraging members to work together while having lots of fun.

Added Zac: “The total raised throughout the night will hopefully will be enough to push Chloe one step closer to getting her vital operation.

“We are holding another charity event in March which will have a quiz, a raffle, and many other events, to fund our workshops and summer performance.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Arts Practitioner Team on 07852 498427.

More information can be found on www.tramshed.org.uk.