A charity fund-raiser is set to be held in Burton for two young sisters who are hoping to help take the England tap dance team to victory.
Meg, 15, and Beth Wheatley, 13, of The Leys, in Newhall, have been selected to compete for the England Tap Dance Team 2017 with Tap Attack GB and will be heading to the Tap Dance World Championships in Riesa, Germany, in November.
To help raise the money needed to compete in the championship, there will be a fund-raiser from 1pm on Saturday, September 9, at the Uxbridge Arms, in Queen Street, Burton.
The event will include a bouncy castle and raffle prizes such as a family holiday for a week in the UK and a pint of beer every day for a year.
All funds raised will go towards the Wheatley sisters' Tap Dancing World Championships Fund.
The girls are no strangers to performing for an audience as they are regulars in competitions and are members of Dance Network, in Measham, dancing everything from tap and modern to street and musical theatre.
Their love of the stage also sees them acting, as they are also into amateur dramatics, with Meg performing in Whistle Down the Wind with the Burton Musical Theatre Company and Beth taking on the role of Toby in Sweeney Todd with the Coalville Amateur Operatic Society.
Meg, who has been dancing since she was two and a half, has just finished her GCSEs at Birmingham Ormiston Academy, which is a specialist performing arts school, and Beth, who started dancing when she was three, is in Year 8 at William Allitt.
They need to raise around £2,000 for the championships which will go towards training, Team GB kit, insurance, travel, accommodation and costumes.
Anyone who would like to help the teenagers make their dreams come true can make a donation here. The sisters also have their own Facebook page called The Wheatley Sisters Fundraising Page.