The stage is set to Dress Up and Dance for cancer charity

Raising money for charity usually entitles cake sales or coffee mornings, but dressing up and dancing to a routine with hundreds of other people sounds slightly more exciting.

On Saturday (June 21), 76 children from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Leighton Buzzard will be joining more than 75 other Stagecoach classes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at their Dress Up and Dance event.

Stagecoach and Macmillan have worked together to create a DVD featuring Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley and several choreographed musical numbers which were distributed to the schools for the children to learn.

On Saturday the children will all dance together in their fancy dress outfits to make one big energetic number. Principal of Stagecoach Leighton Buzzard, Wendy Ashman, said: “There’s nothing so uplifting as a group dance but this event is made all the more fulfilling as it’s in support of such a worthy cause.

“All of our students are really thrilled to be involved and to show off their moves whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

All money raised from the day will go to Macmillan, ensuring people who are effected have the financial, emotional, practical and medical support that they need.

Director of fundraising at Macmillan, Lynda Thomas, said: “We were delighted with the success of Dress Up and Dance last year and are incredibly excited that we’re able to bring it back for 2014.

“Dance is a fantastic way to connect with children and is such an accessible way to encourage children of all ages to engage with fundraising and help Macmillan ensure no one faces cancer alone.”