Scarborough students arrange danceathon to raise money for charity

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CU Scarborough students are hoping to fund a trip to Oradea in Western Romania, to deliver aid to those in need.

Monday 11 February 2019

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Scarborough residents are being urged to put on their dancing shoes or make a donation as part of an annual campaign to help vulnerable children and adults in Romania.

CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group, is holding a charity danceathon to help fund a trip to Oradea, in Western Romania, which will see early years, health, counselling and primary education students from CU Scarborough deliver aid to those in need.

Members of the community are invited to take part in 30-minute workshops in ballet, hip-hop, freestyle and jazz on Wednesday, March 14 from 3pm to 6.30pm.

Each session is priced at just £1 and the money raised will be used to buy vital resources for homeless projects, state orphanages, private orphanages, schools and traditional Roma communities.

A total of 14 students and 3 members of staff will be taking part in CU Scarborough’s third annual seven-day trip.

Not only will students deliver vital aid and support, they will also have the opportunity to develop their skills and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Our danceathon will be a really fun way to raise money for the Romania trip, and we are hoping to get as many people as possible from right across the Scarborough community taking part.

The workshops will be led by local dance tutors, who also happen to be CU Scarborough students, and are suitable for anyone - from beginners to those who are more experienced.

Last year we delivered two pallets of donated school uniforms to help disadvantaged children, and this year we are appealing for donations of pencil cases and stationery which we will also distribute to young people in need.

The Romania trips are a fantastic experience for our students, and it is excellent to see that many will be returning for the third time in 2019 so will be able to go back and assess the impact that their work and donations have made and build on what they have already done.

It will be an opportunity to both develop their skills and gain new ones as they deliver aid to everyone from young orphans to elderly people receiving end of life care.

Yasmin Stefanov-King, CU Scarborough tutor

Anyone wishing to take part in the dancethon is asked to come along to the campus on Thursday, March 14 from 3pm, and donations can be dropped off at CU Scarborough’s main reception.

Those wishing to support the visit can also make a donation at their JustGiving page