Dancers are just fund-tastic

Cheque presentation to Marie Curie Canacer Care
Cheque presentation to Marie Curie Canacer Care

Dancers have stepped up to raise vital funds for the Marie Curie Hospice at Stobhill.

Members of the Cadder Freestone Social Club over 60s dance club meet once a month and collect £2 donations at each session, which goes to the good cause.

The Bishopbriggs club is a long-term supporter of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and they invited the charity’s Murray Easton along recently to collect a cheque for an amazing £2,500.

A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘‘We want to say a massive thank you from Marie Curie Cancer Care to all at Cadder Freestone for their support.

‘‘£2,500 is an incredible amount and will provide over 125 hours of care, so a big thank you to all involved for their continued support over the years.’’

Andy Allan, the keyboard player at the monthly sessions, says the group decided to support the local hospice after being formed.

He explained: ‘‘At the time they had their Big Build appeal on, so we decided to help. We wanted to do something with the money. Since 2008 we have raised a grand total of £15,284,’’

The over-60s dance attracts between 50 and 70 people every month, who enjoy the social side of the group, which meets on the last Tuesday of every month, from 2pm-4pm.

Andy added: ‘‘A lot of our members like that it is on in the afternoons, as they may be wary of going out after dark.’’

If you fancy some company, fitness and the chance to help raise funds for a good cause then the next session of the dance club is for you.

It meets on Tuesday, January 27, from 2pm-4pm in the Cadder Freestone Social Club, 5 St Mungo Street, Bishopbriggs.

With live music you can enjoy dancing to the sound of the big bands, Sinatra, 40s and 50s music and country favourites.