Dancers’ generosity

I write to you after reading the excellent letter from Emma Lowe of the fundraising team of North Devon Hospice (“Valuable fundraisers”, Opinion, October 9) with regard to the fundraising of the Bratton Fleming Dance Club and the contribution of Bett Parker and Audrey Isaac.

The dance club has been in existence for over 40 years, in that time giving pleasure to many, many people interested in keeping fit through sequence and ballroom dancing, which my wife and I enjoy.

But, as intimated above, there is another side to this club – that is, raising funds for local charities. Over £3,000 is donated to charity each year through entrance fees and other fundraising activities.

There is even more good news: a planned succession of using village halls for dancing events help to keep these halls open.

My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending this club and participating in the dancing in the company of kindhearted, friendly North Devon folk, who have enriched our and others’ lives and have achieved so much for our society.


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