Portsmouth dance club raises hundreds of pounds for QA Hospital and osteoporosis charity with 1920s-themed celebration 

Dancers at the event last month
Dancers at the event last month

DANCERS have united to raise hundreds of pounds for the rheumatology department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

More than 70 movers and shakers collected a total of £826 when they joined together for an 1920s-themed fundraiser at St Colman’s Hall in Cosham last month. 

The sociable initiative was organised by members of the PP Dance Club who showed off their finest ballroom, Latin and modern sequence moves for a good cause.

Revellers also enjoyed a class from the MyCharleston adult dance group, which has bases in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight among other places. 

Money from the night also went to the UK-based charity National Osteoporosis Society – which alongside QA Hospital supports a number of members of the PP Dance Club. 

Pauline Wheeler, who has co-run the club in Portsmouth for 20 years, said: ‘There are well established health benefits and dance is promoted and encouraged by both organisations as it is a great way of keeping your bones strong.’