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Performing arts academy’s charity Christmas concert

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MGA Academy of Performing Arts returns for a third year to raise thousands of pounds for Barnardo’s Scotland

The popular stage show, A Christmas Wish, returns to the Usher Hall this month with the hope of raising over £10,000 for charity.

Held on 13 December, over 200 young people from MGA Academy of Performing Arts will sing and dance their way through Christmas-themed musical theatre for Barnardo’s Scotland.

First launched in 2012, the event has raised more than £20,000 for the children’s charity’s work in Scotland, with this year promising to be just as good.

Co-founder of MGA Academy Andrew Gowland, said: “The MGA Academy of Performing arts is once again extremely proud to be supporting Barnardo's Scotland. As an organisation working for the development and empowerment of children and young people it’s clear to MGA that there is no better charity to support!

“A Christmas Wish is an evening of sparkling entertainment celebrating the festive season and we sincerely hope that the money raised for Barnardo's Scotland will go some way to making sure that those children in need don't get forgotten at this time of year.”

Tickets are on sale from the Usher Hall box office with all proceeds donated to the charity.

Barnardo’s Scotland events manager, Kara Gillies, added: “Over the last two years, the event has raised around £20,000 for specialist projects and services in local communities and with your support we hope to raise even more this year to help families struggling in winter.”