FUNDRAISERS will take to the dancefloor at a 12-hour fundraising jiveathon for a cancer charity.

The event is being put on for a third time by Oxford-based Jive+, which runs modern jive classes.

Promising to be 'bigger than ever', this year organisers are hoping to raise £50,000 for Abingdon charity Against Breast Cancer.

More than 50 dancers will be risking blisters to raise funds for groundbreaking research.

The first jiveathon in 2013 raised £11,000, with a follow-up in 2016 more than doubling that total to £25,500.

This year the venue is the Oxford Academy on Sandy Lane West, and the event has already attracted more dancers than either of the previous events.

The dancers – all amateurs - will be hotfooting it non-stop from noon to midnight on Saturday, June 23.

Spectators will be able to come along and watch, with a suggested £10 donation on the door.

Most of the dancers are Oxfordshire-based, but a few are coming from further afield, including from Torquay and York.

Against Breast Cancer community fundraiser Martin Eggleston said: “We are really touched by Jive+, and grateful that this fantastic event is happening again.

“We receive no government funding, and all the research we support is only made possible because of the generosity and kindness of people like these amazing dancers who share our belief that a future free of breast cancer is something worth fighting for.”

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