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Kate Bush fans take over Miller Park for Wuthering Heights dance

Posted on - 30th July, 2023 - 2:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Avenham, Charities, City Centre, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Miller Park became a sea of red for Preston's most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Pic Lisa Brown
Miller Park became a sea of red for Preston’s most Wuthering Heights Day Ever. Pic Lisa Brown

Miller Park was a sea of red this morning as crowds of dancers and onlookers gathered for Preston’s Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.

The event, organised by Helen Frost, Louise Hoole and Angela Martin, was not only a celebration of Kate Bush’s 1978 hit single it helped to raise money for Lancashire Mind and Preston Domestic Violence Service.

Friends got together to celebrate the day. Pic Lisa Brown
Friends got together to celebrate the day. Pic Lisa Brown

The weather held out as groups of friends gathered by Miller Park’s fountain. 300 people had registered for the event, which was inspired by similar mass participation events that have taken place around the world.

Families and friends gathered together to celebrate. Pic Lisa Brown
Families and friends gathered together to celebrate. Pic Lisa Brown
It was fabulous to see so many people dressed in red. Pic Lisa Brown
It was fabulous to see so many people dressed in red. Pic Lisa Brown

Organiser Helen Frost said, “We are so pleased with the success of the event. The rain held off and people had a great time. We even had people come from as far as Sheffield and Wrexham!”

Over 300 people registered for the event. Pic Lisa Brown
Over 300 people registered for the event. Pic Lisa Brown

“People have been really generous in donating to our charities Lancashire Mind and Preston Domestic Violence service which is wonderful!”

Everyone wanted to have fun! Pic Lisa Brown
Everyone wanted to have fun! Pic Lisa Brown
Everyone could take part in the event! Pic Lisa Brown
Everyone could take part in the event! Pic Lisa Brown
Friends gathered to enjoy Kate Bush's 1978 hit single. Pic Lisa Brown
Friends gathered to enjoy Kate Bush’s 1978 hit single. Pic Lisa Brown
The dancers accessorised their outfits perfectly. Pic Lisa Brown
The dancers accessorised their outfits perfectly. Pic Lisa Brown

The event began with a warm-up, led by professional dancers Sarah Hunter and Toni Walsh, before the crowds were taken through the steps for the chorus and intro.

Professional dancers led the event. Pic Lisa Brown
Professional dancers led the event. Pic Lisa Brown

Then came the main event, the dancers were thoroughly warmed up and ready for the dance. It was wonderful to see so many people taking part. Click here to watch the dance on YouTube.

Such an uplifting and fun event. Pic Lisa Brown
It was such an uplifting and fun event. Pic Lisa Brown
It was fabulous to see so many people taking part. Pic Lisa Brown
It was fabulous to see so many people taking part. Pic Lisa Brown

Lancashire Mind and Preston Domestic Violence Services both attended the event, with people giving donations on the day. There is still time to donate, click the following links to donate to Lancashire Mind and Preston Domestic Violence Service.

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