A TEENAGER has organised a fun-filled theatrical showcase to raise money for two charities close to her heart.
The ex-Queen Mary’s College student, who lives in Florence Way, Basingstoke, has organised the event which showcases hits from some of the West End’s most loved shows including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera to raise £500 for the British Heart Foundation and Beat – a charity which supports people affected by eating disorders.
Both charities are important to Emma as her father has suffered from heart complications and friends of hers have battled eating disorders. Emma’s father, John, first had a heart attack in 2004 when he was just 40.
Emma, who has a full-time job in Marks and Spencer, in Festival Place, told The Gazette: “I chose these charities because my dad suffers from a heart condition and he owes his life to them. We have invited the cardiologist who saved his life to come along to the event.
“I also know a few people been affected by eating disorders, especially in performing arts so I am raising any money I can for them because they really help people.”
Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm, cost £5 for adults and £3 for children. They can be bought on the door at the event.