CHILDREN who spend time in the cancer ward at a Glasgow hospital will be benefitting thanks to funds raised by Clydebank dancers.

Laura Gray School of Dance have raised more than £8,000 over 10 different annual end of year shows.

The group started fundraising in 2010 when they raised £190 and the figure has been increasing ever since.

This year, £1,215 was raised and last year £1,161 was collected to add to the overall total of £8,060.

Laura told the Post: “The reason I picked the Schiehallion Ward all those years ago was because everyone has been touched by cancer somehow or in some way, but these are little children going through it.

“It just makes it so much worse.

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“Some of these children can be in hospital for months at a time and even sometimes be in quarantine due to infection control.

“I feel that by fundraising, our healthy children and dancers are giving back to the children who really need it.”

The dance teacher buys prizes herself in order to run a raffle at each end of year dance show.

And earlier this month, Laura and 12 of the dancers were invited along to the Royal Hospital for Children to present them with a novelty cheque and to take a tour to see where their fundraising money will go.

The Dalmuir-based dance school was founded in 2009 - only a year before they decided to start raising funds.

The school has produced dancers who have gone on to gain places at the Scottish Ballet Associate Programme and in higher education dance courses.