Staff from Stratford-upon-Avon College danced in a Strictly Come Dancing style event on Wednesday night in order to raise money for the local charity, Guy’s Gift.
A cheque for £1000 was presented to Stuart Potter, from Guy’s Gift, after six couples from the college took to the floor in “Strictly Come Stratford”. The couples, each made up of one professional and one ‘celebrity’ novice, have been practising for months in order to showcase their dances at the Civic Hall in Stratford-upon-Avon. The event, solely for college staff, replaced the “Rock of Ages” charity events that have raised money for local charities in the past.
Stuart Potter, Guy’s Gift, commented, ““We were delighted to be supported by Stratford-upon-Avon College at this marvellous event. We rely on funding from the community to enable us to continue our work and this cheque will make a huge difference to the people we support. It has also given us the opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of bereaved young people in our community who might otherwise feel isolated in their grief.”
Guy’s Gift is a registered charity providing support for bereaved children, young people and their families in South Warwickshire following the death of a parent, sibling or other significant person in their life. Guy’s Gift guide and support bereaved children and young people, and help them manage their grief. The charity provides this service totally free of charge.
Guy’s Gift can be contacted on 0845 467 3035 or through the web site www.guysgift.co.uk where you can find out more about their work.
Posted on Friday 18th December 2009