An inspirational schoolgirl from Leeds has formed a new girl group in a bid to raise even more money for charity.
‘Sweet Charity’ is the brainchild of 12-year-old Bethany Hare and stars four young singers, who will perform for free at charity events to encourage people to donate to the cause.
Bethany, whose fundraising endeavours have raised more than £18,000 for Martin House Children’s Hospice, is one of the singers, along with friends Paige Tye, 12, Millie Archer and Erin Chapman, both 11.
The girls are budding stars of stage and screen, with CVs including Emmerdale, Annie, South Pacific and The Wizard of Oz.
Bethany’s mum Yvonne said: “Bethany wants to support as many charities as possible as she knows there are so many out there that all need help.
“Through seeing Bethany’s fundraising, her three friends are now also very keen to get involved with her charity work and what better way than to use their talent to raise money.”
Sweet Charity’s first performance was at Bethany’s ‘Walk of Smiles’ event in Harrogate last month, which raised funds for her charity Bethany’s Smile.
They are also working with the charity Sound Sense to produce an album at Valley Road Recording Studios (Audio Forensics) in Pudsey.
Bethany, who lives in Horsforth, first made headlines by dressing as Charlie Chaplin and singing his hit song Smile in an online charity video.
A copyright row with the song’s owners sent the story global and her fundraising quickly reached the £12,000 mark.
She then held her first ‘Walk of Smiles’ sponsored walk in Leeds last September and set up Bethany’s Smile, which holds regular sponsored walks in different towns and cities.
A Leeds event takes place in Horsforth on September 8, while this year, she is also holding a charity ball and a fashion show at Headingley Stadium.
The ball takes place on October 20, while the Christmas fashion show and auction takes place on November 1.
To book Sweet Charity, email: email@example.com or call 07906 699942.
Items donated to the fashion show can be handed to Jacqui Page at Headingley Stadium.