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Watch: AJ’s Dream flashmob takes over Friargate and Flag Market

Posted on - 29th March, 2015 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Friargate, Larches, News, Preston City Centre

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Dancers took over Friargate for a flash mob in front of bemused Preston shoppers on Saturday. If you’re on our app click here to watch.

The dance raised funds and awareness for the AJ’s Dream campaign – which aims to get the NHS to test for more potentially fatal diseases.

It follows the death of Anthony Rushe (AJ) in January from Krabbe’s disease which is not currently checked for in the UK by the heel-prick test.

His parents Jenna Bannon and Tony Rushe, from Larches, have started a campaign to highlight a change needed in the health service.

More than 31,000 people have signed the petition to health minister Jeremy Hunt calling for the NHS to change their policy.

Currently the UK only screens for a third of the diseases as countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States and some European nations.

More than 30 dancers marched up Friargate and onto the Flag Market for the flashmob – including a rendition of Uptown Funk on the Flag Market with more than 100 children joining in.

Did you see the flashmob? Have you signed the petition? Let us know in the comments below

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