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A fundraising day was held at the Mandaleigh Dance Studio in Fareham to raise money for the Rainbow Centre in Fareham. (left front), Chloe Snook (15), with (right front), Leigh Bushnell and centre of group Isabella Saunders (10) who is a former pupil at The Rainbow Centre.
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141084-2) PPP-141104-170033003

A fundraising day was held at the Mandaleigh Dance Studio in Fareham to raise money for the Rainbow Centre in Fareham. (left front), Chloe Snook (15), with (right front), Leigh Bushnell and centre of group Isabella Saunders (10) who is a former pupil at The Rainbow Centre. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141084-2) PPP-141104-170033003

A DANCE school took part in a five-hour dance-a-thon to raise money for charity.

Mandaleigh Dance School spent the afternoon dancing to raise money for the Rainbow Centre, on Palmerston Drive, Fareham.

The centre, which helps children with cerebral palsy and other motor skill problems and adults who have suffered strokes, are in a financial crisis and needs to raise £150,000 to stay open.

The dance school wanted to help as one of its dancers, Isabella Saunders, used to use the centre and a parent of a dancer works there.

Principal Leigh Bushnell said: ‘We decided to raise money by holding different classes for the students to dance in.

‘This includes ballet, tap, musical theatre and drama.

‘We were aiming to raise as much as possible.’

The centre has raised more than £100,000 and is looking for long-term help to make sure it can remain open. It receives no government funding and needs £47,000 a month to run.

 

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