A charity fund-raising performance by Grantham’s PerfAct Project Youth Theatre Group has raised £500 to help a member that has endured gruelling cancer treatment.
Drama teacher Fiona Kimberley-Pope and her youth theatre group held a cabaret-style entertainment to raise funds to help fellow member Kayti Spargo who attends KGGS and was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last September.
Fiona said: “Kayti is a member of the group and when we heard that she was poorly and her family were raising funds to pay for treatment in America we all wanted to do something to help.
“I am incredibly proud of everyone that took part in the cabaret evening, which was held at Edinburgh Road Church of Ascension and was a brilliant success. The kids worked incredibly hard and there is some real talent in this town - we had everything from singing, dancing and comedy to performing dogs and a celebrity auction! Kayti’s family attended and I think it was a real boost for them to see how much everyone cared.
“We were lucky enough to receive a £50 donation from Grantham Round Table which we used to buy refreshments and this helped us to sell lots of tickets. I was absolutely delighted to be able to write a cheque for £500 for Kayti and even more thrilled at the news that her treatment has been successful and she has now been given the all clear!”
Kayti, 16, flew to Florida in December for 10 weeks of revolutionary proton beam therapy after a tumour was diagnosed behind her nose.
The PerfAct Project Theatre Group is an informal drama group for children and teenagers, which meets at Grantham Museum from 5pm to 6.30pm every Thursday. New members are always welcome. For more details call 07801 354641.