Stage talents showcased as students raise charity funds

COMMUNITY prefects at Davison CE High School for Girls continued their fundraising efforts for Guild Care’s Building a Home to Remember appeal with a special talent show.

Spectators were treated to performances by students, including dancing, singing and gymnastics. The school’s community prefects, who organised the sell-out event, also put together a raffle and refreshments, raising £780 for Guild Care.

Head girl Karla Pearce entertained the audience with her Got to Dance 2014 audition performance.

Later, theatre fans were treated to a High School Musical-inspired piece from the event organisers. When thunder and lightning struck, Alice Wheatley received an unexpected accompaniment to her own song, Perfect, but kept her composure to complete a professional performance. After a lengthy decision process, the judges, including Chris Keating, Davison head teacher, announced the winners.

Poppie Dryer’s striking rendition of Young and Beautiful earned her first place, Karla Pearce and Lois Capel danced their way into second place and Toni Heater took third place.

Tanya Roberts, community manager at Davison, said: “The community prefects are a true asset to the school and have worked tirelessly over the last seven weeks to make the event a success and raise as much money as possible for Guild Care.

“All the acts were amazing – they should seriously consider applying for Britain’s Got Talent!”

Davison’s talented students teamed up to raise funds for Guild Care’s Building a Home to Remember appeal, which will provide a much-needed dementia care home and wellbeing centre in Durrington. Guild Care’s chief executive, Suzanne Millard, said: “We would like to thank the Davison students for putting their talents to good use and raising funds for Worthing’s largest care charity. Every penny donated helps build a better future for people with dementia and their families.”