A DANCE group is gearing up for a performance that will raise money to tackle motor neurone disease.

The Dance School, which has been in Orsett for 27 years, will be raising money on behalf of ex-student Sarah Scowen, 28, whose dad, John, is suffering from the condition, at an event on Sunday, May 18, at Bulphan Village Hall, Church Road.

Group leader Yvette Gullett said it was the least the group could do after the support Sarah and John had given the school over the years.