Your news: Show of Courage for charity

Mayor Raj Sharma with the performers
Mayor Raj Sharma with the performers

Inspire Performance founder Victoria Boltwood produced and performed in Courage - an evening of Song, Dance and Acting, raising more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. on Sunday February 5.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Crawley both attended, with the audience of 80 or more people filled with family and friends of the performers, and the feedback was truly amazing.

Victoria said she has been overwhelmed with the comments from the audience, including the Mayor, and she would like to thank everyone who attended for their support, and to furniture and interiors company eightspace for sponsoring the event.

“It has always been my dream to have my own company that supports charity organisations such as Cancer Research UK,” she said. “I have always loved to sing! My training and experience has driven me to create Inspire Performance, to showcase professional talents as well as my students in training.

“Passing on my knowledge and creating a platform for the students that I teach to shine is truly rewarding. Everyone involved in my show comes from and lives in Crawley, West Sussex. It’s important to me that I give back to my community and help develop performing arts locally.

“This type of company just wasn’t around when I was at school and what I’m trying to achieve is something that can slowly build over time with more students and professionals, in order to create the opportunities for all involved to learn from each other and grow in confidence.

“What better way to achieve this than by supporting charities in the process? Inspire Performance - Create, Collaborate, Captivate.”

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