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Staff dance socks off for hospice charity

Maisie Jeynes 20th Jul, 2017

TOE-TAPPING staff at a recruitment agency in Stratford danced their socks off for 24-hours straight to raise money for The Shakespeare Hospice.

The Blue Skies team, who were inspired by radio presenter Sarah Cox’s Comic Relief 24 hour danceathon, managed to raise more than £1,000 – doubling their original £500 target.

Staff started dancing at 9am, taking it in turns to strut their stuff on the dance floor until 9am the next day.

Foot-weary consultants Charlotte Compton and Michelle Mumford were in it for the long haul, dancing throughout the night and racking up a whopping 126,250 steps, which adds up to an impressive 61.9 miles.

Charlotte said: “It was a very tough 24 hours. The hardest time was between 4am and 6am – we really started to feel exhausted.

“But when some of our colleagues joined us at 6am, it lifted our spirits and by 9am we felt we could carry on!”

Adriana Geary, corporate fundraiser at the hospice said: “We are really grateful to all of the local companies who give us such tremendous support, especially Blue Skies. They really are amazing.

“As only five per cent of our funding comes from the government, so we rely on every penny that’s generated by our supporters.”

Blue Skies has organised a number of events to raise money for the hospice this year, including a clothes swap, jolly jumper day and quiz.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blue-skies-danceathon-2017 to make a donation.

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