A record £17,650 was raised at a hospice's annual talent show.

More than 100 performers took part in the North London Hospice's North London's Got Talent contest, including dance troupes, drummers, solo vocalists and a 52-voice choir.

A panel of four judges from the arts and entertainment industries had the challenge of deciding on the winning acts.

Tap-dancing troupe Sailors from Sue Nieto Theatre School won, while dohl drummer Parisha Halai, eight, came second, and vocalist Miram Nyarko came third.

The family of 16-year-old contestant Georgi K, whose granddad was cared for by hospice staff, pledged £3,500.

Georgi, a pupil at the Brit School for the Performing Arts, in Croydon, said: “It means a great deal to me to be able to use my talents, to raise money for such an amazing place.

“My granddad was looked after here, and the staff were tireless. It took the pressure off what was a very sad and difficult time for us as a family.”

Rappers JJ Dance & Rap Crew, 10, were awarded a Street Dance scholarship donated by Maggie Paterson, head of Pineapple Dance studios, and one of the four event judges.

Many of the acts had a personal connection with the hospice because a friend or family member has been cared for there.

Sailors were one of two dance group' from the Sue Nieto Theatre School performing at NLGT, thanks to the support of its principal Caterina Spano, whose grandmother Gina experienced the care at North London Hospice.

The show was held at North Finchley's artsdepot for the third time.

Organiser Amanda Orsi-Harper said: "It's a lot of work to organise something like this but it's for a great cause and the money we have raised tonight will help us continue to help people when they need it most."