Six years on ‘Dance Fever’ raises £84K

'Team Callum' members Paul McCorriston, Laura Smith, Callum McCorriston and Megan Smith with DANCE FEVER committee member Jackie McKay.  34552KDR
'Team Callum' members Paul McCorriston, Laura Smith, Callum McCorriston and Megan Smith with DANCE FEVER committee member Jackie McKay. 34552KDR

Organisers of an annual charity programme that has raised £84,000 hope to hit the £100,000 mark in 2015, writes Sheena Jackson.

‘Dance Fever’ holds events to raise money with proceeds split between chosen seven charities.

Angela Miller Linton, one of the people behind the growing annual charity programme, told the ‘Journal’ that since the first ever event in 2011, Dance Fever has raised £84,000.

“When we held the first event we thought we would raise £3,000-£4,000 but we raised £15,000-16,000. We couldn’t believe it, and it’s been around the same every year. It’s amazing,” said Angela. “I can’t thank everyone enough - local businesses, friends and families of everyone are getting involved in all the events, and there definitely is something for everyone. Of course none of these fantastic fundraising couldn’t happen without the help of the Committee and the dance teams who have all went above and beyond to help raise funds. We’re so proud to have such great friends. Every penny counts for all of this year’s amazing charities and I’m sure everyone is aware of the great work these charities do. More so I encourage people to come along to events, as they are so much fun.”

Mss Miller Linton said the charities benefiting from Dance Fever 2015 are Macmillan Cancer, Muscular Dystrophy for ‘Team Callum’, Action Cancer, Huntingtons disease, NI Children to Lapland, Jennifer Journey’s and the British Heart Foundation.

“A lot of planning and organising has gone into organising these events by myself and friends, and many local businesses have gave their premises, time and gifts for ‘Dance Fever’, which we are indebted to for their kindness,” said Miss Miller Linton. ”

Forthcoming events include on 11th September a family treasure hunt, leaving from Limavady Bus Station (£5 per family); a line dance disco at Drummond Cricket Club at 9pm (admission £5 including supper); on 12th September

in Limavady town centre a street collection from 10am-4.30pm; on 18th September a game show night at Drummond Cricket Club (admission £3); on 25th September there is ‘Dancing with the Stars’ at Playspace, Limavady (£3 per child). On 26th September there is a Super Hero 5k, Walk, Run or Fly. Registration is at 12 noon at LCDI on Benevenagh Drive (Superhero outfit optional, registration £5)

See the Facebook page Charity Dance Fever for more information.