Theatre goers in Peterhead were treated to a fantastic evening of singing, dancing and music at a fundraising variety show recently.
‘The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow’ was held in the town’s Community Centre Theatre on Saturday, August 13 to a sell-out audience.
The show was organised by 13 years-old Chelsea Duncan as part of her fundraising efforts for the ARCHIE Foundation.
During a spell in hospital in March Chelsea decided that she wanted to raise money for the charity which supports Aberdeen Sick Children’s Hospital.
This variety show is the latest of her fundraising efforts.
Having a love for performing herself, and being at home on the stage, Chelsea had wanted to organise a show like this for several years now and decided this was the ideal opportunity.
Since April Chelsea had been advertising the show and selling tickets through her Facebook page Chelsea’s ARCHIE Charity Challenge.
She called upon her many talented friends to perform and help on the night and she was delighted that they were all keen to support her and the charity.
During her summer holidays Chelsea approached many local businesses who were very generous and donated numerous raffle prizes to the cause.
The teenager also spent hours picking raspberries with some of her friends so that she could make jam to sell at the show along with her handmade bracelets, keyrings and wine glass charms.
Sweet-toothed audience members also had a selection of fudge and tablet to choose from, all of which were made by Chelsea’s family and friends.
Chelsea, gave herself the unenviable task of opening the show by singing the famous song ‘Tomorrow’ from the musical Annie.
Later in the show she sang a heartfelt rendition of ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables which left some audience members fumbling for tissues.
The show culminated with all performers singing along with Chelsea, the very aptly titled ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ – the perfect end to an evening of entertainment which was thoroughly enjoyed by the packed audience.
Chelsea is delighted that all her hard work has paid off with an astounding £1,200 being raised for the ARCHIE Foundation.
Chelsea hit the headlines herself earlier this year when she presented one of her home-made bracelets and keyrings to singing star Adele.
Chelsea had been in the audience at her Glasgow concert when the pop superstar bent down from the stage to take the hand-crafted bracelet from her dad’s hands.
She had specially designed the blue and green bracelet and a butterfly keyring, especially for the singer,
Chelsea spent some time in hospital after suffering from severe pain in her stomach and back,
It was during her stay at the Aberdeen Royal Sick Children’s Hospital that she was introduced to beading and started making bracelets and keyrings, all of which were funded by The Archie Foundation.
Speaking of her brief encounter with Adele, Chelsea said: “It was very, very exciting and amazing - a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Adele was said to be delighted with the home-made gift and put the bracelet on straight away.
She also promised to attach the keyring to her handbag at the end of the show.