Charity dancing a big hit

DANCING was the name of the game at a charity event held for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Wednesday.

More than 60 people gathered at the Avenell Heights Hall for a morning of fun, food and frolicking on the dance floor.

Event co-organiser Geoff Baxter said the dance was one in a series of three over the Christmas and New Year period.

"The seniors' dances, which are usually held on a Wednesday afternoon, shut down for a few weeks over Christmas, so we hold these," Mr Baxter said.

"We've been doing this for about six or seven years.

"The proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation."

Mr Baxter said the dances included live entertainment.

"We had one on the piano, two on the piano accordion and me on the drums," he said.

Mr Baxter said the event was a fun fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the first in the series of three was held just before Christmas.

"At the first one we made something in the vicinity of $460 and (at the most recent dance) we raised $588," he said.

"We're hoping to hit the $1500 mark with next week's dance."

Mr Baxter said the community was supportive of the dance.

"On Wednesday, we had 60 people," he said.

"We're hoping to have even more at the next one."

Beryl Sheehan attended the event and said she enjoyed herself.

"We've got a very dedicated group of dancers who dance whenever they can."

The next Make-A-Wish charity dance will be held this Wednesday and everyone is welcome to attend.

Entry to the dance, at the Avenell Heights Hall, is $5, which includes entertainment and morning tea.

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