Dance fever is set to hit Bedford this weekend as 160 Students from a local school perform in aid of charity Fragile X.
Fragile X is a charity that helps and supports people with Fragile X Syndrome, a rare genetic condition causing a range of learning and developmental difficulties.
The event has been organised by local dance teacher Keely Powers, whose Father suffers with Fragile X Syndrome (FXTAS).
Keely says she hopes the event will spread awareness and knowledge about the condition: “It is a horrible illness that has effected my dad. He is no longer the lively, football loving man I remember. FXTAS has slowly taken his balance, movement and now his memories.
“It is hard to get help as so few people have heard of the illness. I hope the show and money raised will help to build knowledge of all the genetic conditions associated with Fragile X”.
The performances of ‘A Winters Tale’ at the Bedford Corn Exchange this Sunday are all but sold out with just a handful of tickets remaining. If you’d like to attend, contact Keely at firstname.lastname@example.org.