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Cabaret acts prepare for dress rehearsal

Donna Walls (left) has been raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Credit: Donna Walls

Various dancing acts taking part in Strictly Cabaret, are preparing for the full dress rehearsal tonight.

Around 300 tickets have already been sold for the dress rehearsal, with the main shows taking place on Friday and Saturday night at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries.

The charity event is now in its 8th year, and almost £250,000 has been raised for 19 different charities.

Donna Walls from Dumfries is taking part in the fundraiser, along with her children.

She said:

"I've been dong strictly for about 6 years now! My friend Sinead died of Cystic Fibrosis ten years ago and I wanted to start raising money for the charity."

Strictly amazing fundraiser kicks-off in Dumfries

The dress rehearsal for the annual 'Strictly Cabaret' fundraiser in Dumfries is taking place.

The dancing event is now in its 8th year and has raised almost £225,000 for 19 different charities.

The hugely popular fundraiser was created by Michael and Patsy Pattie, who lost their 13-year-old son David to meningitis 12 years ago.

They have been raising money ever since.

Around 300 tickets have been sold for the dress rehearsal, with the main shows being held over Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are available from Patties, 109 Queensberry Street, Dumfries.

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