On Saturday, July 22nd over 90 people got together at an evening hosted by the lovely Emma from Academy No 1 dance school to tango, cha cha and jive the night away whilst raising funds for the continuation of Callum’s journey. A fabulous time was had by all with many impressive turns on the dance floor by the amazing dancers who tried to teach us mere mortals some of their more basic moves.
After a bucks fizz reception, we were treated to a wonderful fusion dance display incorporating Argentine Tango, Cha Cha, Vienese Waltz and Modern Jive to name but a few. Then, the semi pros offered their services on the floor to anybody willing to buy a dance to boost the fundraising coffers. The equally talented Ella (Emma’s daughter) along with her good friend gave an exceptional singing and dancing routine while those of us with two left feet watched on in awe (and maybe even dabbled in a swift G&T to steady the nerves!).
In a break from the dancing, we dined in style with a delicious fish and chip supper then a wonderful auction of experiences was hosted by the fabulous Richard Johnstone. Prizes were donated from many local business including Academy No 1, Silverstone UK, Northampton Town Football Club, Midus Health & Beauty, Northampton Saints, Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead, Bodystreet MK plus dance sessions and photo shoots galore. The bidding was frantic and lots of lucky people went home with smiles on their faces owing to the goodies they’d managed to grab.
#TeamCallum have been completely bowled over by the generosity of everybody that has given to the cause by whatever means since we started fundraising and this event was no different. The generosity of everybody involved, be it money with the bids and ticket purchases, or with the tremendous amount of personal time and effort given, is truly overwhelming. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. At the final tally, the summer dance extravaganza raised £1,000 for the #UnlockCallum campaign. Thank you to all those who came and contributed to a truly wonderful evening. Your efforts mean that Callum’s next phase of treatment can go ahead with his trip to Canada on August 12th.