The internationally celebrated dance company BalletBoyz have announced that they will be taking part in ‘The Big Give Christmas Challenge’ from noon on Tuesday 29 November to noon on Friday 2 December to raise money for their Parkinson’s CAN Dance class. The Big Give, a 72 hour fundraising initiative across the country, will match all donations made during this time, effectively doubling the value of each one.
BalleyBoyz are hoping to raise £10,000, in order to secure £20,000 to run a second Parkinson’s CAN Dance class in 2017. Research and practice has shown that dance improves well-being and physical health for people living with Parkinson’s. BalletBoyz run weekly classes which open up the fun and the art of dancing to people with Parkinson’s at the same time as providing exercise and an enjoyable social event.
A class participant said: ‘Dance gives me confidence to walk the streets without fear of falling’.
BalletBoyz are grateful for any donations that people are able to make. Donations can only be made online here and are kindly being doubled by BalletBoyz key supporters and the Big Give’s philanthropic partner, People’s Postcode Lottery. People can also show their support by sharing the campaign video with their social networks.