Marie Curie
Chris Hodgson

Take part in a specially-choreographed line dance to raise funds for nursing care for terminally ill people

Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling on people to forward shuffle, grapevine and stomp to help provide free nursing care to terminally ill people at the end of their lives.

The charity is inviting line dancing groups all over the UK to do a sponsored Daffodil Dance at any time during March 2009. The steps have been specially choreographed by line dancing star Chrissie Hodgson, who has put together a routine for beginners and those at an intermediate level, with suggestions of three different tracks to bring the dance to life. Click Here to view the dance script.

Every group which takes part will not only be having fun and getting fit, they will be helping terminally ill patients spend their final days surrounded by the people they love the most.

Anton Du Beke, from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, is encouraging everyone to get involved. He says: “Put on your dancing shoes this spring and help raise vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Every step you take will help Marie Curie Nurses care for terminally ill people in their own homes.”

As well as asking friends and family to sponsor your dance, you could also ask for a donation to attend your event, or don fancy dress or Marie Curie Cancer Care daffodil pins to raise even more funds for the charity.

To register your Daffodil Dance, and for all the information you need to make your event rock, please email, visit or call the daffodil hotline on 0845 601 3107 (local rate).