Dancers from Peter Symonds College handed over a cheque for £1,000 to Winchester Youth Counselling this week after hitting the dance floor at the Winchester Marathon and holding a Charity Night at the College.
The Symonds students, who took part in the Be Your Best Rock Challenge competition last month and came fourth in their Southampton heat, started raising money for the charity after learning about the excellent work they do.
Sam Jones, Activities Co-ordinator said, “the students chose ‘teen anxiety’ as the theme for Rock Challenge this year, as it’s an issue many of them have been touched by in some way. After hearing about the charity Winchester Youth Counselling, the students were keen to support an organisation which helps those of a similar age with problems many of them can relate with”.
The dancers raised the funds by marshalling and performing at the Winchester Marathon last September. Spurred on by their fundraising success at the marathon, they then decided to hold a Charity Dance Night at the College on the 10th January this year which was a huge hit.
Sam continues, “The Rock Challenge team have done a fantastic job and we hope the £1,000 helps the charity assist more teens who are suffering with anxiety. We hope our performance helped raise awareness of this current national problem.”
The dancers have now entered into a new competition called Dance: Make Your Move, which is a competition for young people aged 4-18 years old, in association with the British Red Cross. They are competing at the Michael Croft Theatre in London on Saturday 29th April. To show your support and buy tickets, go to: http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/Get-involved/Events/Dance-Make-Your-Move
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