I have been a long- time fan and armchair critic of Strictly Come Dancing. Now I think I am about to realise how difficult ballroom dancing really is, as I have signed up to take part in Strictly At The Grange. A professional dancer has the rather challenging task of teaching me to dance over a few weeks next Spring and then we take to the floor in a competition being watched by 350 people!
The event will take place on 26thApril and is being organised by the Grange School Parents Association. Every penny raised will go to The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust. The Charity is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the signs and symptoms with which it may present. They produce educational resources for parents and clinicians, provide vital support to families and fund research into rare solid tumours of childhood.
Every year in the UK just under 4,000 children and young adults receive a life changing diagnosis of cancer. One of these children is Molly, a lovely little girl in my daughter’s year at school, who has been bravely fighting a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Molly and her family are truly inspirational in the way that they have faced their battle with cancer. Their experience highlights the importance of early diagnosis and the vital work being carried out by The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.
Please dig deep and sponsor me as I step, or hopefully glide, outside of my comfort zone! Every penny you give will make a difference to the lives of children and their families who are facing childhood cancer.
PS – As a Tax Adviser I have to mention – if you are a UK taxpayer please don’t forget to tick the gift aid box when you make your donation. This allows the charity to reclaim tax relief on your donation and increases the amount they receive by 25%, at no extra cost to you. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer you can personally claim further relief through your tax return.