Pole Dancers Raise Money For Rare Cancer Charity.
On the afternoon of Sunday 8th December 2013 St Georges Community Centre played host to the second annual charity pole dance show organised by In The Shadows Pole Dancing. Students of the Weston-super-Mare based pole fitness school took to the stage to show off their skills in front of an audience of around 80 people whilst raising money for a good cause.
The eleven ladies and one man that took part in the show performed in a total of fourteen different pole acts showing off their strength, co-ordination and fluidity.
PDC Approved Pole dance instructor Lucie Tutton, who organised the event, said "Everyone has worked so hard on their routines, we held rehearsals at all times of the day and night in preparation. Several of my students that took part had never performed in public before so there were a lot of nerves beforehand. On the day everything went smoothly and all the performances all looked amazing. We are delighted to have raised such a good amount of money for a worthy cause".
The event raised £490 for Pseudomyxoma Survivor which is a small charity that helps sufferers of this rare form of cancer. The charity is close to the heart of one of the performers as they helped her Mum when she was ill with the disease.
Lucie Tutton says "Last year we raised money for Cancer Research UK in memory of my Mum who passed away from the disease in 2011. It felt right this year to choose a charity that was of significance to one of my pole students which is why we chose to support Pseudomyxoma Survivor for this event. Thankfully her Mum recovered and is very grateful to the charity for the support she received from them during her illness".
The show was a big success almost doubling the total amount of money raised for charity from the previous year's show. Gemma, a pole dance student that took part in the show said "I was very proud to be part of such a great group of dedicated people to put on our second charity show. We all look forward to doing it again next year".
Anyone interested in taking up pole dance in Weston-Super Mare can visit In The Shadows for more information.
Thank you to Roger Barnes Photography for the images used in this article.