Dancestars do Strictly for WellChild
Gloucestershire dance school Dancestars will be putting on a 'Strictly Come Dancing' show at its annual Christmas party later this month to raise money for county based children's charity WellChild.
Dancestars is based in Gloucester and teaches ballroom and Latin dance to pupils of all ages, from young children to adults. Its Christmas party takes place on Friday November 30 from 7.30pm at the Wotton Hall Club, Barnwood Road, Gloucester.
At the event pupils from the school will put on a display to show what they have been learning throughout the year and there will be a raffle and fundraising for WellChild, the national charity for sick children, which is based in Cheltenham.
Dancestars principal Sarah Hall said the event is always lots of fun and urged everyone to come along.
She said: "This year we have a Strictly Come Dancing theme for our event for the juniors and it should be great fun. We also have a new venue. This is the fourth year we have been able to help WellChild through our Christmas party and it is great to know that as well as having a good time and doing plenty of dancing we will be helping seriously ill children."
WellChild Communications Officer Chris Hill said: "Dancestars are great supporters of WellChild and we are very grateful that they are donating the proceeds from this year's Christmas Party to help our work with sick children and their families. The event is always a great occasion and a lot of fun."
Tickets are available from Sarah Hall on 01452 423234 or on the door at £10 for a family of four or £3.50 for adults, £2 for children.
WellChild helps sick children and their families throughout the UK as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions.
The charity provides a team of WellChild Children's Nurses who work with families to ensure that children with complex care needs can leave hospital and return home and, through its Helping Hands scheme, WellChild enlists the support of volunteers to tackle practical projects in the homes of sick children. In addition, the charity has invested more than £20 million in ground-breaking children's health research projects.
Although WellChild's work to support seriously ill children and young people takes place right across the UK, many of its activities and fundraising events take place in and around the Gloucestershire area due to the charity's base being right in the heart of Cheltenham.