FIFTY young dancers took part in the “biggest” Danceathon yet to raise money for charity.

Angels Performing Arts dance school in Didcot helped raised a record amount of more than £1,900 in partnership with fundraising organisation Play2Give.

It was held at The Marlborough in Broadway on Sunday (22) and was the fourth time the organisation has held the event.

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Half of the funds will go to Play2Give’s nominated causes and the other half will go towards taking the dance students to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

The event started with a warmup from instructors at Pure Gym in Broadway. There was also a bouncy castle, a tombola, cake stalls, face painting, an indoor bar and a BBQ.

Jennie Featherstone, who runs the dance school, said: “There was a fun lively and energetic half hour warm up by Pure Gym Didcot and we had a slide, face painting and body artist, food van, raffle, tombola, cakes stall and more.

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“Over 100 people attended, students, parents, staff and our 50 percent fundraising is to take our students to the home of Strictly Come Dancing.

“There are 37 students with family’s that are struggling to afford this after the covid hit and cost of living going up.

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“It has been a tough time for these children mentally and we want to give them a once in a lifetime opportunity.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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