Leah’s night of charity triumph

Callum and Leah Hogarth (front centre) with acts from the charity concert.
Callum and Leah Hogarth (front centre) with acts from the charity concert.

A POULTON schoolgirl has raised more than £500 after rounding up her friends for a charity concert.

Leah Hogarth, 13, a pupil at Baines School, invited an audience of more than 100 people into school for a packed programme of entertainment.

The Year Nine pupil put on the show in order to raise cash for Alder Hey Hospital which provided life-saving treatment for her younger brother Callum when he was just a few months old.

The tot contracted meningitis and the family feared he would lose a leg.

Thankfully he recovered, and the family are incredibly grateful to the hospital for the care he received.

Leah decided she wanted to show her own gratitude by giving all the proceeds of the show to the Liverpool hospital’s Imagine fund.

With singers, dancers, musicians and even a magician, the audience enjoyed a full variety show.

Leah said she was delighted by the success of the event.

She said: “I really enjoyed the night and it was brilliant to see so many people in the audience.

“I had been thinking about putting on a charity night as we did fund-raising for a new playground when I was at Layton Primary.

“I went round the forms at school asking people if they would perform and then I held auditions in the school library.

“It took about six weeks to organise in total, it was fun pulling it together.”

Younger brother Callum was in the audience on the night to watch the show with the rest of the family.