Young dancers in Yorkshire have staged a dance showcase to raise money for a charity that helps children born with severe eye problems.

The level three dance and musical theatre students from Doncaster College raised £700 with the show, entitled ‘Through our eyes’, which was donated to MACS, the Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society, which supports children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes, and their families.

Marie Wroe, show organiser and performing arts course leader, said: “The charity came to our attention when a fellow college lecturer’s baby was diagnosed with microphthalmia at only three weeks old in 2012, so it was important for us to raise money and awareness.”

The charity aims to help families affected by the condition have a sense of normality in their lives, by running family days and weekends, where those affected can meet and support each other, as well as providing specialist equipment.

Featured image caption: The troupe of dance and musical  theatre learners who performed in the charity show

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