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Dancing classes for mum’s cause

jpco 16-7-14 Vincent Martin dancing teacher and mother Janice Mitchell (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140714-110547001

jpco 16-7-14 Vincent Martin dancing teacher and mother Janice Mitchell (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140714-110547001

A performing artist wants to teach Crawley’s young people to sing and dance in aid of a charity that helps his mother care for kidney patients.

Vincent Martin, 24, of Southgate, set up classes during to support the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). His mum works in Crawley Hospital’s dialysis unit.

Vincent, who teaches performing arts across Surrey and Sussex, said: “I can see first hand how difficult it is from my mum, sometimes she can come home in floods of tears because she just lost a patient.

“I thought why not put on my classes during the summer with a certain percentage that goes to the NKF.”

His mother, Janice Mitchell, a healthcare assistant held fundraisers for the charity in June and was planning a show event next year.

Vincent said: “It’s a way that my mum can really deal with it. We’ve lost close people to kidney disease.

“It’s upsetting to even think about, you can see the impact on everyone.”

Vincent, who attended Ifield Community College, wanted to make his profession more accessible to young people in Crawley.

He said: “The main reason is that I grew up in Crawley, I live in Crawley at the moment and when I was growing up I didn’t feel there was anything like this.”

He plans to use his professional contacts in the industry to teach West End musical routines and fast-track his students into performing arts colleges.

For more on the classes visit https://www.facebook.com/SummerClassesVincentMartinMusical

 

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