On Tuesday 31st March about 30 members of Barbers Bandits Line dancers gathered at St Paul's' Parish Hall, St Paul's Terrace, Low Moor, Clitheroe to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Appeal. During the month of March many line dancers take part in events for Marie Curie usually supporting a dance especially choreographed for the purpose.
In an attempt to do something different and encourage greater support John Barber decided to put together 26 dances the names of which represented each letter of the alphabet and the ‘Bandits' would dance them non stop. All the dances are well known favourites both old and new, using where possible the choreographer's original choice of music. The list of dances can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members were given the opportunity to donate or obtain sponsorship with an even split of 50/50. One particular donation of note was a bottle full of pennies that had to be counted. Carrying all the money proved a heavy task.
They took about 1hour 45 minutes to complete all the dances, everybody took part although some only managed a few steps for the ones they didn't know. Exhausted, they were very grateful of the refreshments provided afterwards and a chance to rest their weary legs. Everyone who took part expressed how much they had enjoyed themselves.
On Tuesday 28th April one of the club members Maureen whose late husband recently received care from the Marie Curie nurses thanked Marie Curie for their very important work presented Lyn Fenton from Marie Curie Cancer Care with a cheque for £1060.
A fantastic effort by all those taking part, supporting a charity most of us will be grateful. A big thank you to all those supporting the event.