Dance event proves a hit moneyspinner

Meg Fisher (centre, back row) with pals during the danceathon.
Meg Fisher (centre, back row) with pals during the danceathon.

It’s not every day you dance for five hours solid but that’s what these teenagers girls did.

Their mammoth dance session was staged in Fleetwood to raise funds for a good cause.

And even though a would-be participant fell off a horse before the event and coudn’t take part, she was still able to help!

Organising the muscle-busting challenge was Meg Fisher, 16, of Hillylaid Road, Thornton, who was joined by 12 pals at Farmer Parrs in Fleetwood.

The teenager staged the event, in support of the children’s charity Variety, after becoming a finalist in the Junior Miss Lancashire competition 2016.

The competition is no longer simply a beauty pageant but is also judged on the entrants personalities and their fundraising endeavours.

So Meg, who is a member of the Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre, which meets at farmer Parrs, hit upon

the idea of the chance challenge.

She asked some of her fellow dance school friends to help her in the challenge and 12 of them ended up raising an impressive £400.

Meg, of Hillylaid Road, a pupil at Millfield College of Science and performing Arts, said: “It was pretty tough and we all needed a break afterwards.

“We all want to thank family and friends for their support and generosity including the Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre for the free use of the studio.

“One of my friends, Emily Newman, fell of a horse before the danceathon and was unable to take part but she still

got sponsors and raised money.”

The Variety charity will use the money raised to provide practical help to make an immediate difference to the lives of children and their families who cope with sickness, disability or disadvantage.

Meg added: “Even though it was quite a tiring challenge but it was enjoyable at the same time.

Knowing it has helped a good cause makes it all worthwhile.”

For more information about Variety visit www.variety .org.uk