Help raise money for Lincolnshire hospital by signing up for danceathon

After its success last year another Danceathon is being held to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice, which has a charity shop in Gainsborough.
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In light of the pandemic, the hospice, like most charities, have had to overcome the fundraising hurdles that Covid-19 has brought with it.

But they have come up with a fantastic event that will safely bring the community together to beat those lockdown blues, have a great time, and get some exercise, all while supporting St Andrew’s Hospice’s services in a way that we haven’t been able to do since the first lockdown.

With their physical events having to be cancelled over the past year due to restrictions, the local hospice has taken a virtual approach to this event, but it still promises to bring buckets of enjoyment for all involved in this fun-filled fundraiser.

St Andrews Hospice has a charity shop in Silver Street, GainsboroughSt Andrews Hospice has a charity shop in Silver Street, Gainsborough
St Andrews Hospice has a charity shop in Silver Street, Gainsborough

This year the Danceathon will run throughout the whole of March, and will see hospice ambassador and dance sensation Joanne Clifton and her family leading a series of dance classes alongside local arts organisation The Culture House.

The the Ultimate Danceathon, a 24 hour sponsored dance finale, will take place from 10am on Friday, March 26.

The hospice will be live-streaming via Zoom dance classes and DJs over the 24 hours to keep participants boogie-ing at their best in their homes or gardens.

St Andrew’s Hospice is inviting the community to take part, whether it be individiually, or as part of a team, with your families, schools, businesses or clubs.

You might want to do a relay and share the time or even dance for donations in your own activity throughout March.

The hospice asks for you to please stay safe and follow government guidance and to look out on social media for their dance, donate and nominate campaign.

Registration for the Ultimate Danceathon, adults and children, is £10 and includes a neon sweatband and sunglasses, or £15 with a Danceathon T-shirt.

All proceeds will go to the hospice to help patients and their families to make treasured moments that count in 2021.

To register or find out more, visit or call 01472 571261.

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