Dancing for Africa

Line-dancing was the order of the day at a fundraising barn dance held at Burgess Hill School for Girls

The Uganda 2015 Project charity barn dance was recently held at Burgess Hill School for Girls. The band Moves Afoot provided the musical entertainment and lower-sixth-form girls taking part in a trip to Uganda staged an impromptu line-dance lesson.

Event organiser Caroline Petty said: ‘The entertainment and fun are always essential parts of the evening. However, one of the biggest highlights of the evening for me was the demonstration of how strong and supportive our whole school community is, especially when it’s for a such good cause. From the children in the junior school to the upper-sixth school officers, Old Girls, teaching staff, support staff, friends of the school members, parents and other friends, they all came together for a really sociable evening.’

The friends of the school were instrumental in helping the event to happen by providing all the decorations, raffle prizes and what organisers described as “a military operation for the set-up and clearing away”.

Caroline Petty added: ‘We are very appreciative to Vanessa Cordell, Claire Fuller and all their unsung heroes and heroines who helped out. Thank you! The total raised on the evening was £1,353.77 and has taken us another step closer to our goal of raising £10,000 for the trip in July. Thank you to everyone who supported us.”


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