Members of The Sequence Steppers Charity Dance Group have raised much-needed funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.Advertisement
They raised £1,300 to benefit the charity and their cheque was handed to Rosemere’s community and events fundraiser Yvonne Stott.
Dancers pay a small fee to dance and can enjoy sandwiches and home made cake whilst they’re at rehearsals.
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The money is then collected by group co-ordinator of 22 years Barbara Holden, and profits are given to local charities.
The donation for Rosemere Cancer Foundation was raised at the steppers’ Christmas dance, which was attended by 95 members.
It was boosted by £300 collected back in 2020 when a dance being organised as a fundraiser for the charity had to be cancelled because of the first Covid lockdown.
Barbara said: “Several of our dancers have received treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre and are now back dancing again so we wanted to recognise the good work that goes on there.
“Handing over the donation was quite emotional and overwhelming as it meant such a lot to us all.
“Not everyone dances – some members prefer to watch or just listen to the music.
“We are also about friendship and company as well as dancing and helping local good causes.”
The steppers attract an average of 60 men and women per session from throughout the Preston area and further afield such as the Ribble Valley and West Lancashire.
Members range in age from their sixties through to their nineties.
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