CHAMPION charity fundraiser Karen Yates is hoping for another packed house when she stages Musical Showtime 3 in Sedgley early next month.

The disabled dance teacher from Lye will combine over 100 of her pupils for the extravaganza which takes places at Dormston High School on July 5 and 6.

Karen, who holds classes in Stourbridge, Lye, Colley Gate and Hagley, has helped raise over £40,000 for good causes and said: “We’ve been rehearsing since January for this show.

"People have worked so hard, braving snow and blizzards just to get to rehearsals. Not just those appearing in it, but the stage crew and everyone who helps out.”

Charities to help those suffering with breast cancer and prostrate cancer will benefit from this year’s show - as well as children with brain injuries.

There are three performances taking place and tickets can be obtained by calling 07889 864402.