AN EVENING of dance and comedy has raised more than £300 for a children’s charity.

The Big Green Gala, held at the Gala Theatre, in Durham City, on Wednesday, April 24, raised £330 for Tabitha’s Toys.

The charity, based in Frosterley, Weardale, was established by the parents of Tabitha Lees-Moore, who was born with the rare genetic condition Edward’s syndrome and died in 2009.

The couple, Geoff and Jacqueline, now raise money to buy sensory equipment and toys for children.

The fundraising evening was organised by Jo Yelland, who compered on the night as her alter ego burlesque dancer Evil Miss Leele. It also featured The Moonlight Minxes, comedian Rob Shaw, The Rochdale Cowboy, The Summer Tumblers and Professor Fiddlesticks.