Divaz put on dazzling show to raise money

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Ilkeston dance group Dance Divaz have raised £1,350 for two good causes through their annual showcase.

The Divaz performed the show, and held a raffle and cake sale to raise funds for the Josh Jones Foundation, based in Ilkeston, and national children’s cancer charity, Clic Seargent.

Earlier this year, four-year-old Alice Icke, a member of the Dance Divaz, was diagnosed with a wilm tumor, a type of kidney cancer.

The dance troop donated half of the funds they raised to Josh’s foundation as he is the brother of a senior dancer in the group. Josh, 13, is currently battling cancer.

Beatrice Horridge, a dance assistant at the Dance Divaz, said: “We have seen Alice go through the devastating effects of treatment, but she has continually made us proud by coming to classes and being her usual diva.”

At the time of her diagnosis, Alice was unable to perform at the Royal Concert Hall alongside the Divaz in their annual show.

Her mum, Jane Icke, said: “The girls are amazing, they put so much hard work and effort into making the show special for Alice, and raised a huge amount for a charity that is so close to our hearts.”