Acting Up rallies for family's campaign for a cure

Acting Up's Terry Thompson and Emma Louise Nisbet with Lilly, Ella and Anita De Marchi. Image Sophie Elliott.
Acting Up's Terry Thompson and Emma Louise Nisbet with Lilly, Ella and Anita De Marchi. Image Sophie Elliott.

The Acting Up community has come together to raise $1000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA.

The drama school was prompted into action after the grandmother of two of their students passed away from the terminal neurodegnerative disease.

Dunsborough’s Carol Bogaers was campaigning for a cure and her family raised more than $25,000 for research with Carol’s MND Fundraiser event earlier this year.

Her granddaughters, Ella, 15, and Lilly, 8, have been part of Acting Up for many years.

Both performed in the group’s most recent production, Movie Magic, and the smashing success The Sound of Music.

The Sound of Music was the final performance that Carol saw before passing.

To raise the funds, Acting Up held raffles during the intermissions of Movie Magic. All the raffle prizes were donated from Acting Up members and families.

Her daughter, and Ella and Lilly’s mum, Anita De Marchi said her Mum loved watching the girls perform.

“This donation really means a lot,” she said.

“It is a good legacy to leave for Mum, to raise awareness and find a cure. This shows she is remembered. She would love this. She loved the shows.”