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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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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  - 
30-June-2019 01:20

Event type

Circle dancing and donations

Event is completed


Collections from Glastonbury circle dancers
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 03-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Collection from Glastonbury and Hazel Young's dancers
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 15-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Collection from Glastonbury Circle dances
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 03-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Elizabeth Mitchell
on 05-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 03-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Collections from Glastonbury and Puriton Circle dancers
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 26-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Collection from Shaftesbury circle dancers
Donation by Jeanette Whitford
on 15-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
I was very impressed by the talk I heard recently in Taroudant about the wide-ranging work of the Trust.
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,153.34
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £5,153.34
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,153.34

Donations closed

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