Dance group's concert for war heroes

PUBLISHED: 13:38 17 October 2011 | UPDATED: 13:39 17 October 2011

Chance to Dance members

Chance to Dance members

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A SOMERSET dance group is getting together to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Chance2dance has held an annual fundraising concert every year since it was founded four years ago.

The group has taught hundreds of teenagers and adults about hip hop and dance across Weston.

At last year’s event Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse danced with the group of student and adult performers.

Founder Emma Miles chose the charity for soldiers after meeting her husband Wayne, who served in Afghanistan.

She said: “When Wayne was serving in Afghanistan I wanted to show my support back home by holding a dance show for our heroes.

“Wayne proposed to me before heading back out to the front line.

“You can’t begin to imagine what that was like, watching your fiancé leave and thinking, ‘will I ever see you again?’.

“When he returned, I was lucky enough to go to his medal’s parade.

“It was truly heartbreaking to watch the injured soldiers and the families of the fallen.

“From this moment on, we always knew that Help For Heroes would be our chosen charity.”

As well as dancing, there will be a catwalk of donated dresses and a raffle with prizes including a digital camera and paintballing vouchers.

The group’s dance showcase will be held at Churchill Community School, in Churchill Green, on November 13 at 3pm (Matinee performance) and 7pm.

Tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and £5 for children.

To buy tickets, call 07512586038 or go to www.thechance2dance.co.uk

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