Children at Hampshire dance groups will swap classes for sponsored routine to raise cash for charity

GROUPS of enthusiastic children are set to take on a sponsored dance challenge to raise money for charity.

By Kimberley Barber
Thursday, 9th May 2019, 12:36 pm
Children at diddi dance South East Hampshire and Chichester
Children at diddi dance South East Hampshire and Chichester

Children’s toddler and preschool dance classes, diddi dance, will take part at its classes next week as part of a national campaign in Children’s Activities Week, to raise money to improve support for children with autism, with charity Caudwell Children.

The challenge will take place as part of the regular diddi dance classes across Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant, Waterlooville and Portchester and will see the children will swap their normal classes for the sponsored Watch Me Fly challenge. 

The money raised will fund assessments and support for autistic children at the new Caudwell International Children’s Centre, the UK’s first independent purpose-built centre dedicated to autism.

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Children at diddi dance South East Hampshire and Chichester

Activity leader, Anne-Marie Martin, founder of diddi dance, said: ‘We are proud to be a part of Children’s Activities Week and all of the children have had lots of fun practising for our diddi dance Watch Me Fly challenge next month.

‘At diddi dance we are passionate about giving children the best start in life and by taking part in Children’s Activities Week we are taking that beyond our classes and helping other children as well.’ 

Liz Chisnall, from diddi dance South East Hampshire and Chichester, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting Caudwell Children in this exciting way, we’re looking forward to our fun special sponsored dance next week, please do come and join in.’  

Also supporting the campaign are TV stars, Dick and Dom. 

Anyone wishing to join should go to