Dancer seeks donations to realise dream

Mark Westley Photography'Adam Wicks Ormiston Sudbury Acadaemy dance student. ANL-150701-134452001
Mark Westley Photography'Adam Wicks Ormiston Sudbury Acadaemy dance student. ANL-150701-134452001

A promising dancer is hoping his fundraising efforts will enable him to go to a leading dance college and set him on the road to the West End.

Adam Wicks currently studies acting, musical theatre and dance at Ormiston Sudbury Academy, where he is a year 13 pupil.

The 17-year-old, from Kersey Avenue, Great Cornard, has his sights set on the bright lights of London, hoping to star in the West End.

A big part of his ambition has been realised after being granted one of only a handful of places at the Body Works Performing Arts Academy in Cambridge.

Unfortunately, the course costs £8,100 for the year and, with no government funding available, Adam needs to find this money from somewhere and is hoping a series of fundraising ventures will give him the chance to realise his dream.

“It’s really important I’m able to go,” he said. “It’s one of the top 10 dance colleges in the country.

“It could influence what I can go into in the future.”

On February 13, Adam is holding an after hours fun play session for children at the Rainbow Fun play centre, where he works part-time, in the first stage of his fundraising plan.

There will also be a raffle for parents and a tombola for children.

Following this, he is planning a number of events within his school and is looking to organise his own fun run in Sudbury.

The need to raise enough money is made all the more important by the nature of the college he is joining.

Adam would be working eight hours a day on his dance technique, preparing him for life on the stage.

For this, Adam would need to live in Cambridge, costing him another £3,000 to £4,000 over the year.