Dance for Dementia raises over £1,200 in fundraising event for Alzheimer's Society
Published 1 August 2012
On 30 June 2012 Katie Smith and her band of friends held a 'Dance For Dementia' barn dance at Emersons Green Village Hall near Bristol. The event raised over £1,200 for the Society.
Katie Smith and a group of friends staged a 'Dance for Dementia' to help people living with dementia. The event was a brilliant combination of a barn dance and a demonstration of Irish dancing. Katie and her team worked really hard to put together a brilliant evening with music courtesy of South Devon band Raggle Taggle and calling by Peter Barnes.
Once everyone had exhausted themselves with barn dancing they were able to sit back and watch a display of Irish dancing from Shalayleigh Irish Dance. The team also put on a great raffle with prestigious prizes donated by a variety of local businesses, including tickets to Bristol Fashion Week.
Adrian Williams, local Community Fundraiser, said
'It's wonderful to have such dedicated young people raise money for our cause; the £1,277 raised will support our work helping people to live well with dementia.'
Thank you Katie and everyone at 'Dance for Dementia' for all your hard work and enthusiasm and for putting on such a brilliant event. As a charity we rely on events like these to raise vital funds to support people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. For more information about fundraising or volunteering opportunities please contact your local Community Fundraiser.
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