Alice on stage for her sister

Alice Jackson from Monkseaton who is playing Bragita in Whitley Bay Playhouse's Sound of Music which is raising money for her sister Emily-Kate who has tuberous schlerosis.
Alice Jackson from Monkseaton who is playing Bragita in Whitley Bay Playhouse's Sound of Music which is raising money for her sister Emily-Kate who has tuberous schlerosis.

A DEVOTED sister is treading the boards to raise money for a charity which helps her little sister.

Alice Jackson, of Hazeldene in Monkseaton, is playing the role of Bragita in Day8 Productions’ The Sound of Music, which is raising money for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.

The ten-year-old decided to support the charity because of the support it gives her six-year-old sister Emily-Kate, who was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) when she was just 17-months-old.

TSC is a rare multi-system genetic disease that causes non-malignant tumours to grow in the brain and on other vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, eyes, lungs, and skin.

Alice’s mum Sarah, 32, said: “It’s a really small charity and not a lot of people know about it.

“It’s nice for Alice to do something for her sister.”

Alice, a pupil at Valley Gardens Middle School in Whitley Bay, will be performing alongside her aunt, Alisar Taylor, 36, of Westerhope, who is playing the Mother Abbess.

The show will run until Saturday at the Playhouse Whitley Bay and collection buckets will be displayed.

For more information and ticket prices visit www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk