Babyballet ‘Danceathon’ raises over £8000 for Baby Charity Tommy’s

BABIES and toddlers from babyballet East Thurrock, Laindon, Southend and Leigh-on-Sea recently galloped, jumped and danced with Peppa Pig during their weekly class and raised £8,874.50 (and still counting) for the baby charity Tommy’s as they took part in a ‘Danceathon’ fundraiser. Boys and girls aged 6 months to 5 years were sponsored to complete five challenges in a Peppa Pig themed dance lesson. Nationally, babyballet have raised an incredible £390,442.54.

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Little ones went on an imaginary journey with Princess Peppa from their classroom to a fun-filled tea party to help fund Tommy’s vital research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

The Danceathon is raising money for Tommy’s vital research. Tommy’s funds four research centres in the UK that investigate causes and find treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Tommy’s also provides advice and support from a team of midwives for all parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.

Miss Keiley, owner of Babyballet East Thurrock, Laindon, Southend and Leigh-on-Sea said, ‘I am extremely proud of all our babyballet stars, parents and teachers. We raised an incredible amount and it is all for such a great charity that is close to so many families’ hearts. I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in this year’s Danceathon, raising money for Tommy’s’.

To find out more about babyballet lessons near you, please email Miss Keiley at eastthurrock@babyballet.co.uk or call Tel: 07393 395161.

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