Monday, October 3, 2022

Thousands raised at St Luke’s dance-athon

ST LUKE’S are so inventive when it comes to fund-raising and last weekend was no exception as they held at dance-athon at the Civic hall in Grays.

Over £2000 was raised in sponsorship.

YT asked one of the participants, Wendy Collins to describe the day.

Wendy said: “There was a mix of ages with my granddaughter Shannon (9) and my daughter Courtney-Lee (12) being the youngest participants.

“The girls thoroughly enjoyed it and raised £135 each. The events offered 14 different half hour long dance session tasters in disco, ballroom, rock n roll, belly dancing, ballroom, latin, ballet, tap, bollywood, line, contemporary, street, broadway and lyrical.

It was a really good event and I think everyone enjoyed it.

My daughter and granddaughter originally entered the event as they had been told about it by two friends from their SOCF street dancers class in South Ockendon that tragically lost their mum late last year.

The girls Beccy Newton (20) and Nicola Newton (16) wanted to do something to help St Luke’s to thank them for helping their mother in her final days.

Courtney-Lee, Shannon, Beccy and Nicola entered the dance challenge along with their SOCF street dance teacher Craig Comerford, becoming known for that day as the SOCF 5.

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