Over Â£1,000 were raised for cancer research at a U.K. dance event, thanks to the SELP project of Monne Whyte-Macpheson. The following article appeared in The Express newspaper on February 13th.
Cha-cha-cha raises cancer cash
Breakfast with a kick was the order of the day in Windsor at the weekend.
New Windsor Community Association came alive with Cuban beats on Saturday for an early morning charity event.
A group of 40 people were served up cha-cha-cha lessons and bacon butties at the first ever Big Breakfast Dance.
The event at the hall in Hanover Way was organised by Monne Whyte-Macpherson to raise money for Cancer Research.
â€œItâ€™s been really good fun,â€ she said on the day.
â€œI have had a lot of friends and family helping out and I couldnâ€™t have done it without them.â€
She was inspired to organise the event after doing a Landmark Education course in London, which she says taught her about transforming her life for the better and helping the community.
The Castle Close resident laid on a range of delicious breakfast foods and drinks at the event to help give people the get-up-and-go needed for their taster lesson in Latin dance.
Once the fancy footwork was over it was time for some manoeuvres off the dance floor as the guests locked horns in the silent auction.
Bidding wars broke out over several items, which included restaurant vouchers and beauty products.
All the items were donated, including the food and use of the hall, enabling all the proceeds to go the charity.
The group raised Â£1,000 in total, which Monne was delighted with.
The marketing executive said: â€œMy goal was Â£560 and we raised almost double that thanks to peopleâ€™s generosity so Iâ€™m really pleased.â€