In 2018 Burlesque Chair Dance made it our mission to raise money for little Mae Fox from Doncaster. Mae suffers with Cerebral Palsy and needed funds for physiotherapy, surgeries, specialized equipment and medical care. We made it our mission to help Mae in 2018 and set a goal of 10k by the end of the year. Mae’s mum Amy Fox dances with us at Balby Burlesque class, and she joined us every step of the way – even driving up to Scotland to be a part of their first Burlesque-Athon!
Well, tickle me pink – WE DID IT!! £11,243.35!!!
Instructors across the UK; Doncaster, Northampton, Humberside, Isle of Wight, Falkirk, Barnsley, Derbyshire, Selby, Pontefract and other areas hosted Burlesque-Athon’s; 6 hours non-stop & sponsored Burlesque Chair Dancing! Hundreds of dancers took part throughout the year, many dressed up as Super Heroes. Each area split their proceeds; 50% to Hope4Mae (BCD chosen company charity for 2018) and 50% to their own chosen local community projects and charities – do the math and that’s almost DOUBLE £11243.35 to good causes in just one year!
In September 2018 30 amazing dancers with their husbands & boyfriends took part in the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge – a 26 mile hike over Yorkshires biggest 3 mountains!
IT was an aMAEzing experience!
We have been so overwhelmed with just how amazing our instructors, dancers, helpers and venues have supported us in our quest, we want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been involved – this has been such an incredible achievement for us all and we are all so thrilled!
Well done to you all; organizers, dancers and everyone who donated – we thank you, Mae thanks you and we’ve all made a huge difference to a beautiful 8 year old girls life : ) xxx