A KIND-HEARTED schoolgirl is putting on a cabaret show to help orphaned children.

Lucy Buckley, from Greetland, is just 13 but she’s turning her efforts to organising a Cabaret Christmas charity concert at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday, December 7.

Lucy, a talented young dancer who attends the Strickland Cook Theatre School in Huddersfield, has brought dancers, bands and young performers together for the variety show.

And funds raised will go to a charity called The Children Of Hope which works with orphaned children and child soldiers in Uganda. Lucy attends Woodhouse Grove School in Bradford.

Her mum Vanessa said: “One of the nursing sisters at her school’s medical team has spent time in Uganda and during assembly she spoke to the children about child soldiers. Lucy came home quite upset that after hearing their stories. She couldn’t help them, but she felt she wanted to and the next day went to ask what she could do.

“That was six months ago. Since then she’s raised £500 in a bake sale at school and hopes to raise £1,500 more from the concert.

“Sister Shirley Crawford is going back out there in January and will take Lucy’s funds and every penny will go to helping the children. There’s no administration so it really will make a difference.”

Lucy lives with mum Vanessa and dad Matthew and 15-year-old brother James.

She comes from a charitable background – her great-grandparents were big supporters of charity and her brother James is an anti-bullying campaigner and appeared on Junior Dragon’s Den. He won £5,000 for his cause, Look For Loneliness, designed to help primary school children make friends.

Vanessa added: “It’s lovely what she’s doing. A lot of people hear about a cause and talk of helping but don’t get round to doing something.”

Tickets for the 7.15pm concert, which includes supper, are £15.

Call 07796 688571 or email christmascabaret@gmail.com