Charity Tea Dance is the Biggest Yet

Rocky and Barbara Cairns

Rocky and Barbara Cairns

The Towcester Tearooms Charity Tea Dance, now in its fourth year, was held at the Towcester Town Hall on Sunday and as in previous years it surpassed expectations. Hosted by the owners Sharon and Tony McMurray, this years event raised an incredible £1,000 through ticket sales and a raffle on the day.

Last years event saw 80 people attend, this year Sharon and Tony were overwhelmed when they counted 115 people through the door. In addition to the Cream Teas and a Raffle with over 30 prizes, those attending were treated to a Salsa demonstration. This was given by Barabara Cairns, of Towcester retailer Drop Dead Gorgeous, and her partner Rocky.

Sharon, a member of the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) said “we decorated the town hall in the blue and green of The Alzheimer’s Society and MacMillan Cancer Support, to whom all funds raised in 2009 will be donated. There were Banners, balloons, and the great sound of people enjoying themselves”.

Tony said “each time this event grows in terms of its size and we continue to be amazed by the generosity of so many. To our suppliers who provided the scones and jam, to Floral Art for the Helium and to the local people and businesses who provided some fabulous raffle prizes worth over £200”.

Sharon added, “a number of people commented as to whether we would consider holding such a successful and enjoyable event more often. We have been thinking about running the event twice a year and a Charity tea Dance in March and October seems a popular choice”.

Sharon and Tony’s next fundraising event will be at the Towcester May Day Fayre on the Recreation Ground in Towcester. They have teamed up with world famous Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and plan to sell them to the Towcester public, with all profits going towards this years fundraising which now stands at just over £2,000.

The Tea Dance on Sunday is one of a series of events culminating in Tony and seven local challengers cycling from Lands End to John-O-Groats this summer. Five of the team were in attendance at the Tea Dance and those wishing to donate to the groups fundraising efforts can complete a sponsor form at the Towcester Tearooms, or logon and give at the following secure fundraising website http://www.justgiving.co.uk/lejogend2end.

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