Helen is fundraising

Strictly at The Grange with the GKCCT - Helen Gunn for Grange School Parents Association

£5195.00 + £912.06 Gift Aid = £6107.06
Donated to Helen’s £3500.00 Goal

Helen’s story

As you may or may not know I’m a big fan of hitting the dance floor and of the hit show strictly come dancing. I must add that I’m no great dancer by any means but it’s good fun and I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to take part in Strictly at The Grange. I’m both terrified and excited, whilst I enjoy dancing (usually after a couple of gins) dropping some unrecognisable steps or reinacting the dance moves to 5678 or Stop by the spice girls, performing with a professional in front of 350 people is extremely daunting.

A professional dancer has the tricky task of getting me prepared for the big event and over the next couple of months il be attending lessons and training with my professional partner to learn my steps. I’m sure there will be laughter and tears along the way!!

The big event takes place on 26th April 2019, it has been organised by The Grange School Parents Association where my daughter Mary attends school. Every penny of your generous donations will go to the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. The charity works to fund vital research into the treatment of childhood cancer and also strives to raise awareness of childhood cancer signs and symptoms. The charity is also a great support to families of children affected by cancer.

I cannot begin to fathom what it must be like for parents to receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. The disease is life changing for the child and their extended family.

My daughter Mary has a friend in her class called Ted, very sadly 2 Year’s ago Teds older sister Molly was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumour and underwent 8 months of gruelling treatment. As you can see from the picture above, Molly is beautiful and she is also extremely brave and so are her family who are an absolute inspiration in the way they have shown strength and positivity in coping with Mollys diagnosis and cruel journey with cancer.

Molly and Ted (who will be guests of honour on the big night) are the driving force behind my application to Strictly at The Grange. Yes I love to dance (not very well), but if I can dance and raise funds that will ultimately improve the lives and futures of children like Molly and Ted, I can’t think of anything better.

Please dig as deep as you can and sponsor me on my strictly journey. Your donations will certainly keep me motivated.

You can follow my strictly journey on instagram @helenstrictly I hope to use my instagram to not only raise funds but as a platform to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. You can also watch me hopefully progress from Anne Widdecombe to Ashley Roberts and if you can’t make the big night it will give you the chance to meet my professional dancer and watch me dance, your guaranteed a laugh at the least whilst knowing that every penny you have donated will make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families facing childhood cancer, something that none of us want to comprehend let alone face. Thank you for supporting this special cause it’s means a lot xxx


Grange School Parents Association

The role of the Grange School Parents' Association (GSPA) is to organise events for the social benefit of the children, their parents and the wider school community for the financial benefit of the children, the school and occasionally charities that the school has chosen to support. We are one association that serves both the Junior and Senior Schools.

Currently at The Grange Junior School, Hartford is a special little girl, Molly, who has experienced things no one should have to. A few days before her 6thbirthday, Molly was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare tumour, and underwent gruelling chemotherapy and proton beam therapy treatment for it.

Molly loves ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  

As a result, the Grange School Parents’ Association with support from parents are throwing our next event ‘Strictly at The Grange’ to raise awareness and funds in aid of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated to improving early diagnosis of childhood cancer. The event takes place 26th April 2019.

All money raised will be donated to 'Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust'.

Registered Charity Number: 1166838.

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