Street dancers helped by Lights Festival

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Residents of Tinkers Bridge put on a Lights Festival for their fellow neighbours, whilst also raising funds for street dance classes on the estate.

On November 16, the Residents’ Association of Tinkers Bridge hosted an evening of celebration and fundraising, in aid of the newly established street dance classes for the young people of the estate.

The event brought the community together providing a warm meal for guests and enabled people to meet in a friendly, social atmosphere.

Cassandra Pearson, one of the Events Coordinators said: “I’ve had so many people come up to me at school saying how good the event was. So many people turned up to this event making it the best event on the estate for a long while.”

Stalls of local sellers lined the hall, including a young resident, Letitia Pearson, 11, taking charge of the cake and game stall, she was supported by Kirsty Rennie and Marisa Anderson who helped made the cakes and prizes on the stall. They planned the stall in aid of the Street dance, which Letitia enjoys attending each week.

Street dance has been running successfully since September this year. The motives for starting this have been to provide activities for the young people on Tinkers Bridge to keep them off the streets and engaged in exercise, improving their social skills and teamwork.

The Lights Festival event raised a fantastic £156.71 to help Street dance to continue a little longer. If you are able to help us keep Street dance going please visit the Residents Association’s Local Giving page at www.localgiving.com/charity/tinkersbridgeresidentsassociation.