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“Simply the Breast” raises over a thousand at Burlesque night

“SIMPLY THE BREAST”, burlesqueThurrock’s regional fundraising group for Breast Cancer Campaign hosted a fabulously fun and flamboyant Burlesque event on Saturday 22nd March and raised £1046 for the charity. The evening was hosted by Keri Graham from The Diamonte Dolls and took place at Club Kingswood’s The Phoenix Bar. The ladies only event included a Burlesque show by Keri, who you may remember for Britain’s Got Talent, a workshop with all the ladies learning a sizzling Burlesque routine, followed by dancing the night away to disco classics.

Raffle prizes included tickets to see the West End Show ‘The Bodyguard’ donated by Beverley Knight after two of the committee bumped into the lead in London. The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square also donated a night out at their venue including a meal for two with drinks.

Keri Graham from The Diamonte Dolls said; It was a fantastic evening!! I thoroughly enjoyed DJ’ing & teaching a Burlesque workshop for this event in aid of a very worthy cause. There was an impressive turn out where it was lovely to see everyone having fun & really enjoying my booty shaking cheeky routine. I was that impressed with the ladies that I’ve invited them all to be part of my Burlesque troupe The Diamonte Dolls! Who knows maybe next year we could enter Britain’s Got Talent!!’

The funds raised at the event will help to fund life-saving research into breast cancer. Breast Cancer Campaign fund world-class breast cancer research with the greatest potential to save and improve lives, bringing together the brightest minds to share knowledge and produce better, quicker results. They passionately believe we owe it to every woman affected by breast cancer to explore every avenue to overcome and outlive this disease – in our lifetime.

Upcoming events include a Barn Dance, Horndon Feast & Fayre, Dog Walk, Cricket Match, London Trekathon, Wear it Pink Day and a Party in Pink Ball.

Chairperson Andrea Nunnery said ‘We are so pleased to have had the support of Keri & Club Kingswood and are overwhelmed by the generosity shown to our group, we are very excited about our upcoming events.

For anyone wishing to challenge themselves we are putting a team of runners together for the Horndon 10k on Sunday 29th June and would love to hear from anyone that would like to join our team which includes people of all fitness levels.

Further details can be found at www.facebook.com/thurrockbcc

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