Dancers step up their fundraising for us

Members of what’s thought to be Doncaster’s longest running dance group have boosted our funds to the tune of £1,300.

The fleet-footed regulars of the Christ Church Dance Group raised the money from door takings at their twice weekly get-togethers at Parklands Sports and Social Club on Wheatley Hall Road.

Photo of people with a giant cheque

Lindsey, centre, receiving the cheque from the dancers

Group founder Malinda Lygo said: “We routinely have over 50 members attending our Wednesday and Friday sessions, enjoying jiving, ballroom and sequence dancing to name just a few. We have been running for over 30 years so I think we must hold the title of oldest dance club in Doncaster, unless someone informs me otherwise.

“We were keen to support St John’s as we appreciate the great work the hospice does for Doncaster people.”

Malinda’s links with St John’s stretch back to the 1980s when she helped the legendary Jeanette Fish and former Doncaster MP Harold Walker rattle collection buckets to raise the cash needed to pay for the hospice to be built, including often volunteering on the Cancer Detection Trust’s ‘buy a brick appeal’ stand at the former Arndale shopping centre.

Hospice fundraiser Lindsey Richards went to Parklands to accept the cheque from Malinda.

Lindsey said: “Thank you for such a tremendous donation, we really appreciate the support of our Christ Church dancing friends.”