Yellow and line dance aid charity

Line dancers at Hindley's Rose Club wore yellow at their weekly dance session to raise awareness of Marie Curie Cancer Care .
Line dancers at Hindley's Rose Club wore yellow at their weekly dance session to raise awareness of Marie Curie Cancer Care .

LINE DANCERS from across the borough stepped out in style to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The dancers from the weekly class, which runs at the Rose Club, in Hindley, dressed in yellow to support the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal, Marie Curie’s biggest fund-raising event of the year.

Dancers also generously filled up collection boxes which were dotted around the hall, and took part in a raffle, to raise a total of £115.

Music and dance teaching were provided by Joan and Phil of Dance Ranch Disco.

The fund-dance was the brainchild of stalwart charity worker Edith Willcock, from Platt Bridge, who has worked for 18 charities throughout her life, and has raised money for Marie Curie every year since 2005, when she lost her nephew Matthew Turton to cancer, at the age of just 28.

Edith, 74, said: “It went very well considering it was a bit of a last-minute thing, and everyone was very generous. It was very nice of Joan and Phil to help run it, and everyone who came had a good afternoon.”

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides nurses to care for terminally-ill patients suffering from cancer and other diseases in their own homes.

Their work is also being supported by the Leigh Reporter’s Safe Hands Appeal.