Cheques were presented to Myeloma UK and the Beatson Cancer Charity this week following a successful concert starring many performers from Dumbarton and the Vale.

Two sell-out showings of Matinee at the Musicals 2 in March raised £5545 for the charities, aided by the fact that the venue, the Tower Digital Arts Centre in Helensburgh, decided to waive their share of the money.

The show’s musical director was Pamela Frew from Alexandria and the pianist was Collette McEwan from Dumbarton, while some of the young performers were from the Junior Voice Box Group at Johnstone Academy of Dance in Dumbarton and a number of the adult ensemble were also from Dumbarton and the Vale.

Read more: In Pictures: Performers from Dumbarton and Vale star in Matinee at the Musicals

In total, twenty-two children, 21 adults and, in the evening performance, 27 dancers from Balloch-based Urbaniks Street Skool of Dance, took part in the extravaganza, performing songs from musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, The Greatest Showman, Oliver and Matilda.

The next fundraiser, Matinee at the Musicals 3, is already scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

Pictured in the photo is some of the cast, including Cara Cockerell from the Vale, and volunteers from the Tower.

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