A PERFORMANCE by Hexham dance group Splitz has raised more than £1,600 for charity.

The group’s annual show, which took place in May, was in aid of Hexham-based charity Lifespan.

Members of Splitz have been raising money for local causes for more than three decades.

Lifespan provides support to people with serious and life-limiting illnesses, as well as to their friends and family who care for them.

Dance teacher Judith Irving said: “We’ve been doing this for 35 years now.

“We raised £1,600 this year but over the years it’s been more than £85,000 for local charities.

“Someone had told me that they were a really good charity to support and I always try to do it for a local charity, so this year we went with Lifespan.”

Splitz handed over a cheque for the money raised last Wednesday at St Aidan’s Church in Hexham.