A talented 6-year-old and her dance partner raised more than £800 for charity by hosting a tea dance.

Lyons Hall Primary School pupil Lilia Wrench, six, and Tobias Wilson, five, danced their socks off on Sunday and raised £817.58 for Help for Heroes and Crohn's & Colitis UK.

Although they've only been partners for five months, the ballroom stars are becoming quite the pairing and are set to compete at the grand finals in both ballroom and Latin categories in Blackpool this November.

Sarah Wrench, Lilia's mother, said: "She has only been dancing for around 18 months but she started competing very quickly.

"She absolutely loves dancing and competing and all the pretty clothes she gets to wear.

"She is enjoying it at the moment, it is really competitive, but at the moment she wants to keep going."

The pair, who are trained by World Professional Ten Dance Champions Alexander Shindila and Jade Main, were aided in organising the charity event by Tobias' parents Danielle and Shaun Wilson.

Mrs Wrench, who lives in Braintree with Lilia, husband Justin and son Isaac, said: "They raised the money for charity through selling raffle tickets and charging an entry fee.

"It was like a tea dance and they did some demonstrations for people. We are really proud of her."