PRESENTATION EVENING 3
FRIDAY 20th JANUARY 2012
Another great evening where pupils displayed some of their examination work for parents. This year we donated only ticket sales to charity as we did not have refreshments, all monies were donated to a charity that was a little more close to our hearts; Sands – The stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
This Charity is an organisation which offers support when a baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. Sands has 3 core aims and these are to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; to work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and to promote research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies lives.
Should you need the support of Sands please contact them by calling 020 7436 5881
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £108
PRESENTATION EVENING 4
FRIDAY 25th May 2012
Yet again pupils displayed some of their examinations work for family and friends. We saw great performances from all of whom achieved the highest marks in Ballet, Tap and Freestyle classes respectively.
Another charity benefited from the kind donations of our parents with all ticket money being donated to charity. This time the decision was made to support a friend of ours who was raising money for The Primrose Hospice following the sad loss of her father to Asbestos related cancer earlier this year.
Primrose Hospice Centre of Care is an independent charity, offering advice and support to patients living with life limiting illnesses and their families in the North Worcestershire area.
For more information please see www.primrosehospice.org
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £150
PRESENTATION EVENING 5
SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER 2012
Yet again a great evening where pupils displayed some of their recent class work in a christmas performance for friends and family. The aim of the evening was not only to allow parents to see the work our dancers have been doing in lessons but another opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. This year Rianne Hawkins in our senior class suggested we help support a charity her mother and close family friends were involved with for Alzheimers in the under 50's.
All ticket sales were donated to the charity and RND pupils and parents helped to raise £200 for Alzheimers Charity, a cheque was presented on the evening to Mrs Hawkins.
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £200
PRESENTATION EVENING 6
SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2013
Another evening in which we celebrated pupil success and supported a local charity. This time the designated charity was suggested another of our senior students, Melissa Yates. Melissa asked that we support 'The African Maternity Health Link' chartiy. This is a charity organised by Midwives at the Alexandra Hospital who link with Lumley Hospital in Freetown Sierra Leone with the aim of improving birth outcomes through education and training.
For more information about this charity and it's work please click here
or see the following link:
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £120
PRESENTATION EVENING 7
SATURDAY 11th JANUARY 2014
Pupils successes were celebrated whilst also supporting a nominated charity. Bryony and Chloe Ellis and family requested that this year we support the Meningitis Research Foundation. The charity not only does great work in the research and development of treatment for meningitis; but also raises awareness of the life threatening condition as well as supporting the families of those who have suffered this illness. A great big thank you to all our pupils and their families for AGAIN helping us to raise money for this charity please see the following link for more information:
TOTAL MONEY RAISED £150
PRESENTATION EVENING 8
SATURDAY 10th JANUARY 2015
The charity of choice this year has been the Britsih Lung Foundation; as requested by Jessica and Ellie Fisher and family. The main roles of this charity are to support people who have lung disease, their families and carers. They raise awareness of lung disease at both local and national level, campaign to make lung disease a priority for the UK government and work with the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector to improve and develop local services. We are pleased to announce that again thanks to the generosity of our dancers friends and family we have donated £150 towards this worthwhile cause.
TOTAL MONEY RAISED £150
PRESENTATION EVENING 9
SATURDAY 11th JULY 2015
This evening's choice of charity come from Tessy Hawkesford and family, one of our Friday pupils. Jasper's Rainbow is a charity set up in memory of their son and Tessy's litte brother who was unfortunately born with internal complications which led to his very short lived life. Jasper's Rainbow has raised in excess of £12,000 to date and we are pleased to be able to add to their total this evening by donating ticket sales and money raised though a raffle - as always the parents, friends and family of the RND Academy of Dance pupils have been super generous.
Jaspers's Rainbow supports three main charities Edwards Trust, South Warwickshire Hospital and Sands (whom we have supported in previous presentation evenings).
Please see the attached video link to the families amazing charlity cycle completed in 2015
TOTAL MONEY RAISED £200
PRESENTATION EVENING 10
SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016
We had no nominations this year from parents so Rachael and Nichola decided to support ex-pupil Alicia Fielder in her bid to raise money, awareness and her very thoughtful and kind gesture of donating her hair to The Princess Trust. The charity make wigs for those children who have lost their hair to cancer and each wig costs approximately £350 to make. We are very proud to have helped Alicia raise over £600 for the charity.
Well done Alicia a super kind and thoughtful thing to do for those much less fortunate than ourselves and thank you once again to the RND pupils, parents, friends and family for helping us to raise money for such a worthy cause.
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £200
PRESENTATION EVENING 11
Saturday 8th March 2017
We had lots of nominations this year so therefore decided to allow the parents and pupils to vote for the charity they wanted most to support. The vote went overwhelmingly in the favour of The Birminghams Children's Hospital. Within a week of us hosting the presentation evening we heard news of an amazing challenge a former pupils was embarking on. Josie James had been a member of RND Academy of Dance for 2-3 years when unfortunaley on the day of our summer showcase, while playing in the park she was bitten on the face by a dog. Josie wanted to give something back to the hospital and staff who helpoed her with her recovery and decided to swim half a mile in a bid to raise money for The childrens hospital. We were delighted to be able to support both Josie and the hospital with our latest fundraising.
TOTAL MONEY RAISED = £250