Caitlyn’s on her way to Africa – with a little help

Julie Hatton School of Dance student Caitlyn Hill has received a cash boost from the dance school who have raised �500 from the Staurday Mini Movers Class. Caitly is pictured with some of the youngsters and the cash they raised. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112818'11/07/11
Julie Hatton School of Dance student Caitlyn Hill has received a cash boost from the dance school who have raised �500 from the Staurday Mini Movers Class. Caitly is pictured with some of the youngsters and the cash they raised. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112818'11/07/11

A SCARBOROUGH dancer has received a £500 boost to help her on her way to completing a mountain trek challenge in Tanzania.

Caitlyn Hill, 15, is going on the African adventure with a group from George Pindar Community Sports College.

Fellow dancers from the Hatton School of Performing Arts, based in Durham Street, put on a fundraising show in June titled “An Evening of Entertainment”.

The show raised £500 to help Caitlyn towards her sponsorship target.

The cash was handed over by youngsters from the dance school’s Mini Movers class, which takes place every Saturday.

Principal Julie Hatton said: “Caitlyn has been dancing with us ever since she was five or six years old.

“We wanted to try and help her out in any way we could, so we decided to organise the fundraising show.

“She’s taking on a big challenge and is aiming to raise quite a bit of money.

“Caitlyn will also be doing work in the community while she’s over there, so it will be a really good experience for her.

“We wish her lots of luck and were glad to be able to support her in this way.”

In Tanzania the students will also be going on a five-day trek into the rainforest.