Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe
The Nantwich Saturday Night Sequence Dancers have once again raised a substantial amount of money for charity. The dance group raise money for two charities each year and one of their chosen charities this year is Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, to whom they have given a cheque for £1,000. The money was gratefully received by Liz & Mike Boffey from the South Cheshire branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
The Dancers meet at the Malbank School in Nantwich on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. The five founder members give their time for free and charity funds are raised via a £1.50 fee charged per person per session and the proceeds from the raffle each session, helped by donated raffle prizes given by the participants. Eighty to ninety people attend each session and their oldest member is 103! The dances started in February 2007 and they initially met at the Nantwich Methodist Church in Hospital Street, before moving to the Malbank School on Welsh Row in February 2008. The group have raised over £14,000 since their formation. They chose Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research this year as one of their members sadly lost a daughter to leukaemia. The Dancers other chosen charity in March of this year was the North West Air Ambulance.
Caryl and Margaret from the Nantwich Saturday Night Sequence Dancers said, “We are all agreed that our dances are regularly attended by a lovely group of people - it makes it feel like one big happy family”.
Liz Boffey from the South Cheshire branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research said, “The South Cheshire Branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are indebted to the Nantwich Saturday Night Sequence Dancers for their generous donation. Mike and I were delighted to meet them and hear of the good work they do whilst having fun and keeping fit. The money raised goes directly into research of all leukaemia types and lymphoma - we wish the Sequence Dancers more future success."
For further information relating to the Nantwich Saturday Night Sequence Dancers please ‘phone Margaret and Ken on 01270 627275, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information relating to the South Cheshire branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research please ‘phone 01948 871250, or email: email@example.com