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Mayor limbers up ahead of non-stop disco danceathon

9:00 am, Wednesday, 20th March 2024 - 4 months ago

Civic Office

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Ian Lindley, is getting ready for the Council’s first Mayoral 24-hour danceathon.

The event will start at 9am on Thursday, 21 March, running until 9am on Friday 22 March, held in Grimsby Town Hall.

Boogeying to tunes from across the decades, he’s hoping to raise £2000 for his chosen charities, the Pink Rose Suite and Sunflowers Children’s Action Group.

The Pink Rose Suite is a dedicated breast cancer unit at Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, providing various services for cancer patients as well as aiding surgical teams across the area.

Sunflowers Children’s Action Group is a charity founded in 2019 to help those suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The group look to give young people experiences they will never forget and help families through difficult times.

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Ian Lindley, limbers up for the danceathon

With not long to go before the event, he said: “It’s very much an open invite; we want anyone to come down and join in. Being there 24 hours, we would love people to come whenever they can to make it as enjoyable as possible.”

He added: “I’m quite nervous about it now though. I didn’t think I would be, but now the day is nearly here I’m starting to feel apprehensive. I wanted to do something different and challenging, which I believe this is.”

To prepare for the event, he has been running up to 5km a day. As a result, he’s lost nearly a stone to get himself ready for a difficult day of dancing.

Speaking about the charities, Cllr Lindley said: “The money we’ll get from this event is invaluable to the charities. The work they do across the borough is amazing and I’m honoured to be raising money for them.”

To donate to the Mayor’s danceathon, visit his Just Giving page here or come down and donate on the day.

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