Sensational Salsa dancing and a crazy 2,000 mile rickshaw ride are two of the money-spinning events helping the life-saving Little Lives Appeal to reach its target.
Salsa dancers from the Seal Dance Company took over Middleton Hall on Thursday evening to collect £150 in donations from shoppers., who were invited on the floor to learn some moves,
The event was organised by city law firm Pictons, who were keen to support the Little Lives Appeal.
Equally enthusiastic to help raise the final £50,000 of the £250,000 appeal are three young men in their twenties, Andrew Lewcock, Matt Nicholls and Josh Roberts..
They fact, they are so keen they are willing to travel 2,000 across India - in just a rickshaw.
The trio will start from the west coast in Cohin and have two weeks to make it to Shillong in the north east.
And despite warnings that rickshaws are “totally unsuitable” for the mammoth task, the lads are determined to success.
Said Andrew: It is going to be a challenge as we have no support during the journey and have to navigate our own way across the country.”
The friends hope to raise £500 for the Little Lives Appeal and they are appealing for sponsorship.
Every penny now is vital to help achieve the appeal’s target as soon as possible.
The money will pay for more cots and new equipment in the hospital’s neonatal unit, which saves the lives of hundreds of premature and sick babies every year.,
> Anyone interested in helping the appeal can contact fundraising manager Vanessa Holmes on Mk 243922.