17 June 2013
This Friday, Primary School pupils around the UK will be wearing their favourite dance outfit to school to mark Macmillan Cancer Support’s new schools fundraising event, Dress Up and Dance. Recognising the current dance craze amongst children, Macmillan has developed a professionally choreographed dance that students will perform to parents and teachers, with everyone who takes part donating £2 to Macmillan.
Over the past few months, almost 1,000 schools have registered to take part. They have then been sent a toolkit featuring lesson plans to ensure the event ties in with the Primary School curriculum. The toolkit also features a DVD packed with the professionally choreographed dance moves including ‘the hoedown’, ‘the guitar legend’ and ‘the Bollywood’. The DVD introduction comes from Strictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley and on Friday the children simply follow the moves on the DVD to create a fun dance number.
All the money raised will go towards Macmillan’s vital work providing medical, financial, practical and emotional support to the two million people currently living with cancer in the UK and help ensure no one has to face cancer alone.
Lynda Thomas, Director of Fundraising at Macmillan said; 'We are delighted to launch Dress Up and Dance to schools around the UK. Dancing is currently a very popular pastime for Primary School children so this event is a fun way for schools to get involved and raise valuable funds for people affected by cancer.'
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For further information, please contact:
Catherine Pia – Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2429 (out of hours 07801 307068)
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
More than one in three of us will get cancer. For most of us it will be the toughest fight we ever face. And the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so many people experience make it even harder.
But you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.
We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community there for you online, any time. The supporters who make it all possible.
Together, we are all Macmillan Cancer Support.