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Conquering the Dance Floor
Dancing like in former days © SXC
To host a dance event for residents and help raise vital funds for disadvantaged older people in the UK and overseas Help the Aged is calling on all care home staff.
Taking place between 27 September and 4 October, ‘Let’s Dance 2008’ is the Charity’s latest national fundraising event which will see people across the UK organising their own dance event. Whether participants choose a traditional tea dance, an elegant waltz or a fiery tango, Let’s Dance is a way to bring friends and family together for a good cause.
For Care Homes in need of some inspiration, there is also the option for residents to learn a series of ballroom dance moves chosen by dancer and entertainer Lionel Blair for the Help the Aged Let’s Dance event. Alternatively, Care Homes can choose to donate the proceeds of an existing dance event to the Charity.
Lionel Blair said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be supporting Help the Aged Let's Dance. There's nothing that lifts the spirits more than music and dancing for those of us still young at heart. I think the event is such a lovely idea to bring people of all ages together. Please put your best foot forward and dance for Help the Aged - you really will be helping to make a difference to disadvantaged older people".
‘Let’s Dance,’ is sure to get the nation’s feet tapping! A free information pack is available which contains everything Care Homes need to know to host their own event, including suggested music and Lionel Blairs’ favourite ballroom dance moves.
REHACARE.de; Source: Help the Aged
- To register, please visit www.helptheaged.org.uk/events