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ICYMI: Dance day for Strictly Inverness fundraiser is huge success – 14 pictures


By Hazel Urquhart


ENERGETIC youngsters at a primary school have raised vital funds for two Highland causes after holding a day of dancing.

Holm Primary in Inverness held the dancing day in order to help Kerry Macdonald (39) – whose sons James (7) and Drew (4) attend the school – to raise funds as part of her effort in a charity dancing competition later this year.

Pupils rotated through different workshops and activities throughout the day and learned about the history of dancing in different cultures and how to perform those moves themselves.

Gillian Penman, teacher of P3 and head of the after-school dance club Dancemania, said: “It was absolutely brilliant, it was so nice to hear from children who were quite nervous or apprehensive about it that they enjoyed themselves. There was something for everyone.”

The whole school got involved with workshops and flashmobs throughout the day which were followed by two discos in the evening for the lower and upper school.

The primary school managed to raise more than £950 on the day which will go towards Mrs Macdonald’s donation as part of her participation in Strictly Inverness.

Strictly Inverness is a charity dancing competition which pits amateur dancers against each other while making money for Highland Hospice and Inverness Ice Centre.

Mrs Macdonald was inspired to get involved in the dancing competition after losing her husband James to cancer, just three months after his diagnosis in 2016.

The dancer’s total is now up to a staggering £12,600 which she said would not have been possible without the immense generosity of all of her donors.

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