A DANCE school in Greenock has performed well by raising £1,000 for seriously ill schoolgirl Rosie Mitchell.

Lauren Hair's Pointe Perfect academy organised a special bonus ball competition to generate money for an appeal to help pay for treatment for the seven-year-old, who is battling neuroblastoma for a third time.

The idea was suggested by mums of the youngsters who attend the Duff Street school.

They usually have a prize draw to help raise money for outfits and transport to dance competitions and decided to organise one for Rosie.

The winner of the competition was London-based Linda Smith, who split the cash with friend Doris Heron, 60, pictured.

Doris, from Port Glasgow, also played the game and collected the £1,000 winnings on behalf of her pal - with the same amount going to Rosie's appeal.

She said: "I don't even know anybody in the dancing, I just done it because of Rosie.

"It's a nice wee bonus and for a good cause."

Last year, the dance school raised money for Inverclyde Women's Aid and they were keen to help another worthy, local cause.

Lauren said: "One of the mums suggested we do it for Rosie and it's good for the kids to see they are helping someone.

"A lot of the girls are in school with her so they wanted to get involved too.

"It's a big amount raised in a short amount of time and Rosie needs a lot."

People across Inverclyde have been holding a variety of fundraising events for the appeal.

Rosie, who attends St John's Primary in Port Glasgow, needs at least £220,000 for life-saving treatment with an amazing £160,000 raised so far.

To donate, visit https://solvingkidscancer.org.uk/campaigns/rosiemitchell/.