A Robust Team Member Dons Dance Shoes for Charity
One of our Robust team is swapping security doors for dancing shoes to raise money for charity and we’re sending her our full support.
Our Quality, Health and Safety and Environment Manager (QHSE) Caroline Adams is the trainer of a Stoke-on-Trent dance troupe called Harlequin Vets.
The team used to dance many years ago under the Mid Cheshire Independent Adjudicating Panel Carnival organisation (MCIAP) and reformed to raise money for charity.
The organisation holds a Charity Day in Southport in July every year where different troupes compete against each other to raise as much money as possible. The total amount is then shared between a number of chosen charities. Last year Harlequins managed to raise £5000.
They raise money each week through their team of 21 girls paying to practice, and events including coffee mornings and an open evening.
The team held their open evening earlier this month at the Jubilee Hub in Trent Vale where family, friends and visitors paid £5 to watch them perform. This year already they have raised £6000.00.
All the money raised goes into the Charity Day pot and then is split equality among the charities that the troupes have chosen.
Caroline Adams: “I’ve been a member of the veteran group for a number of years now and have previously danced and adjudicated myself, and we have some amazing dancers in our team. Our members range in age from about 30 to 59, although we do have a few younger members and we all really enjoy it. The charity day in Southport is always something to look forward to. Other troupes from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire attend and perform. We each choose a charity and the money that has been raised by all the troupes attending is split equally between each charity.
She added: “Last year we chose a cancer charity to support, as six of our dancers have all been diagnosed and treated for cancer so it’s a cause that means a lot to us. This year our chosen charity is again Cancer Research. We’re really looking forward to the event. We’ve been rehearsing a lot and are looking forward to competing. We have already raised more than last year but would love to raise even more money before the July competition. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather is as good as it has been recently, although perhaps not quite as hot.”