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Mayor of Redbridge takes to the dancefloor to raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:59 26 April 2018

Dancers took to the floor to raise money for charity in the Mayor of Redbridge�s danceathon last week. Photo: KeithKinghorn.com

Dancers took to the floor to raise money for charity in the Mayor of Redbridge�s danceathon last week. Photo: KeithKinghorn.com

Photo: KeithKinghorn.com

The Mayor of Redbridge hit the dancefloor on Friday to raise money for charity in her first ever danceathon.

The Mayor of Redbridge with members of the Freedom 4 Youth dance group. Photo: KeithKinghorn.comThe Mayor of Redbridge with members of the Freedom 4 Youth dance group. Photo: KeithKinghorn.com

More than £1,800 was raised for Haven House and St Francis Hospice from the event, as participants got to try out a range of dance movements from dance themes ranging from Pop, Jazz, Bollywood and Zumba.

Dancers took part in 100 minutes of dancing to celebrate World Dance Day on Friday, April 20 at Sir James Hawkey Hall in Broomhill Road, Woodford.

The evening was hosted by Honey Kalaria, owner and Director of Power of Creative Arts, and Owen Smith who teaches at Redbridge Drama Centre and the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts.

Dancers ranged from four to 84-years-old and even the mayor tried out the dance moves in her chain and robes.

The Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett (right) with the the deputy Mayor of Medway, Glorai Opara (left). Photo: KeithKinghorn.comThe Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Linda Huggett (right) with the the deputy Mayor of Medway, Glorai Opara (left). Photo: KeithKinghorn.com

D-Style Dance students performed a Bollywood dance to open the event followed by a Bollywood and commercial pop workshop that kept the crowd on their toes.. even the mayor joined in the moves.

Councillor Linda Huggett, Mayor of Redbridge said: “It was great fun to dance, but I was bit hot under those robes!”

“Everyone really enjoyed the event and it was a great way to raise funds for the charities.”

The main sponsor of the event was Toyota at Hills of Woodford and sponsorship and contributions for the event were also given by AP Trophies of Wards Road, Ilford, Evie Adams of Beauty Clinic of High Road, Woodford Green, Fairlop Lions Club, Panna at City Pavilion, Romford, Printech Printers of Green Lane, Ilford, Rebecca Associates of Green Lane, Ilford and Swagaat Jewellers of Ilford Lane, Ilford.


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