Everyone loves a good Throwback Thursday. Whether you’re 22 or 92, it’s always great to take a look back at the past, and to chuck a photo up on Instagram of it just for good measure. Huddersfield University is having its very own Throwback Thursday this week (26th April), with Tabitha Clark hosting a dance marathon to raise funds for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Forget Me Not children’s hospice is based in Huddersfield, offering support and care to children with life shortening conditions, and their families. Forget Me Not’s aim is to reach more of the 1300 children and families in West Yorkshire who need their help, but it can only do that with the support of the local community. Due to the recent bad weather, they’ve lost a lot of profit, so it would great for us all to help them out. A spokesperson for Forget Me Not said ‘We must raise over £4 million every year to cover our costs, but with less than 4% coming from government funding, we depend on the support of the whole community.’
The dance marathon will run from 13:30-16:30 in one of the Team Hud studios in the University’s sports and fitness centre. Each hour will feature the music of a different decade: the 50s, 80s, and noughties, so there’s a throwback for everyone! Participants who want to dress up for the occasion may win one of three prizes, so dig those leg warmers out and get dancing!
Participants can dance for either half an hour or a full hour. Prices to enter the dance marathon are:
£25 per team (1 hour)
£10 per team (30 mins)
£5 per individual (1 hour)
£3 per individual (30 mins)
Donations from spectators are more than welcome, and donations can also be given on Just Giving. It would be absolutely amazing to see as many people as possible support their local charity, so grab your mates and get down to this amazing event.