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Charity talent show puts Newton Ayliffe youngsters in the spotlight
CHEERLEADERS, rock bands and soul singers ensured a charity talent show was a big success.
Organised by the Aycliffe Young Talent Project (AYTP), the event saw scores of talented youngsters take to the stage at Newton Aycliffe’s Big Club, raising more than £1,000 for the mental health charity Mind.
One of the highlights of the show was a performance by the Nemesis Allstar Cheerleaders, who impressed the audience with 20 energetic sets, featuring cheers, dance moves and stunts.
Newton Aycliffe band The Unsound, meanwhile, had everyone on their feet with their rocked up versions of popular songs.
Hannah Bussey, 12, was the youngest performer of the night and brought tears to many eyes with her heartfelt set.
The event also featured a raffle, with prizes donated by businesses in the town.
Ian Bussey, of AYTO, said: “All the costs for the event were covered by a donation from Trident Taxis who were the event sponsors and we would like to say a big thank you to Andrew Grout, the owner of Trident, for his support.”
Mr Bussey also expressed his gratitude to the other businesses that supported the show, adding: “This is a great example of Aycliffe community spirit with businesses and individuals helping other Newtonians.”
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