Forest Gate pupil donates TV dance winnings to hospice

Tyrus McKenzie, 13, handing over his donation to Richard House Community and Events Fundraiser Emma

Tyrus McKenzie, 13, handing over his donation to Richard House Community and Events Fundraiser Emma Evans. - Credit: Archant

A student who starred in a TV dance compeition has donated his award money to a children’s hospice in Beckton.

Tyrus McKenzie, 13, got to the live final of Sky One’s “Got to Dance” with street dance group IMD.

The Year Nine student at St Bonaventure’s School, in Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, gave a performance for around 30 staff and patients at Richard House Children’s Hospice.

He then found the energy afterwards to hand over a £200 cheque - his share of award money - to Community and Events Fundraiser Emma Evans.

She said: “Donations such as this provide a valuable contribution towards the care and support we offer the children and families that use our services.

“On behalf of all the staff, families, and children at Richard House, I thank you and we all loved your performance today.”

Richard House cares for young people and children with life-limiting conditions and supports their families.