Mayor and Mayoress of Preston to appear in Tai Chi fan Dance for charity

Posted on - 14th May, 2015 - 10:51am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Mayor & Mayoress Tai Chi

Our take on how the Mayor and Mayoress may look in being great sports during their performance of the Tai Chi fan dance in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice appeal

On Friday May 15 at 2pm the Mayor and Mayoress will take part in their finale fundraising event! They will perform a Tai Chi fan dance with Feixia Yu from Confucius Institute at UCLan, Master Zhang Yu and a group of UCLan students who travelled to Beijing with them earlier this year to promote Preston as a place to live and study. During their trip they were trained in fan dance performance skills – which will now be put on show for people in Preston to see, on the Grassy Knoll next to the Guild Hall, between Lords Walk and Crooked Lane.

Grassy knoll Crooked Lane, Preston

The grassy knoll on which the Tai Chi fan dance will be performed. This location is between Lord Street and Crooked Lane, behind the Golden Cross Hotel in Lancaster Road and the Tithebarn Hotel in Tithebarn Street

During their term of Mayor and Mayoress of Preston, Nick and Barbara Pomfret, picked St Catherine’s Hospice as their chosen charity to support with various events and activities. St Catherine’s is a much-loved local charity which is very close to Nick and Barbara’s hearts; it carries out vital work in the Central Lancashire area, caring and supporting patients living with serious illness. Their focus is on helping people to have quality of life and treating the whole person, not just the condition.

Councillor Nick Pomret said “We would love to end our fundraising efforts on a high for such a wonderful charity, and encourage anyone who enjoyed our performance to make a donation to St Catherine’s.

“Barbara and I will be absolutely delighted if people will turn up on Friday to enjoy this wonderful and graceful performance of Tai Chi art and at the same time supporting the very deserving St Catherine’s charity.”

The Mayors Tai Chi fan dance event will commence at 2.00 pm on Friday 15 May.

You can support the Mayor and Mayoress’s cause by going to their Just Giving page and make a donation.

Will you go to the Tai Chi fan dance performance on Friday? Let us know in the comments below.

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