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Dancing for Light (Morocco)

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Jeanette Whitford

Helping vulnerable Moroccan street children through circle dance events

Raising money for
Moroccan Children's Trust

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Donations accepted until 31-12-2018

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I am an experienced circle dance teacher and took a group of dancers on holiday to Taroudant, S Morocco. We visited the MCT and were moved and inspired by the passion and stories told by the workers, social workers and psychologists helping very vulnerable  children and their families. These kids are at high risk of exclusion from education, and at risk of drugs, crime and homelessness. Targetted help makes a huge difference. MCT needs to refurbish a children's room (we saw it) with equipment and materials to provide constructive and creative activities (£1500 needed for this). 2016 was such a weird and difficult year and I wanted to do something that would really make a difference and was an antidote to the dark things in the world - hence "Dancing for Light".

Event details

Circle dancing

I am offering introductory sessions for people who don't know Circle Dance, and workshops for those who have done dance before in return for donations. I don't want expenses other than hall hire if needed. I can teach all levels of ability and less able people, and can provide whole day workshops or short sessions for any social group. Circle dance is easy to learn and doesn't need partners and draws on music from around the world. It is fun and promotes a sense of well being and community.

Event date

20-December-2016 00:00  - 
31-December-2017 00:00

Event type

Circle dancing and donations

Event already started


Additional donations collected at Thornbury and Horsley circle dance groups
Donation by Hazel Young
on 09-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
From Frenchay Circle dance group, and Stroud Circle Dance fundraising afternoon
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 24-06-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Further donations from the Galmpton and Paignton Circle Dance groups
Donation by Paignton and Galmpton Circle dancers
on 04-03-2017
£0.00 gift aid
A little 'add-on' from Paignton Young at Heart Circle Dance group
Donation by Young at heart Circle Dance Group Paignton
on 25-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation just to 'round up' the total!
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-02-2017
Donation from Paignton Devon Young at Heart Circle Dance Group fund raising event
Donation by Paignton Young at Heart Circle Dance Group
on 20-02-2017
£0.00 gift aid
wonderful idea - all the best with Dancing for light!
Donation by Jen Coates
on 09-02-2017
Auction proceeds
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 26-01-2017
£0.00 gift aid
The donation is £150 from our 'Galmpton Circle Dance Group' funds plus £365 raised from a circle dance 'taster' session and cream tea organised through the same group. Hopefully the 'activity room' won't be too far off! Warmest wishes to all.
Donation by Galmpton Circle Dance Group
on 26-01-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,850.02
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,850.02
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,850.02

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