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Builder’s cash boost helps Birmingham dancers represent England abroad

Added on: 30th May, 2018 by Caroline_9383

Builder’s cash boost helps Birmingham dancers represent England abroad

Last Updated:
Wed, 30 May 2018

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A regional housebuilder has given a £1,000 donation to help a Birmingham-based dance troupe represent England in the dance World Cup this summer.

Jordon’s School of Dance was chosen by Persimmon Homes Central to become one of its Community Champions. The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for a match-funded donation of up to £1,000.

It is the third year that dancers with the Halesowen-based troupe have represented England in the international competition. This year they will fly out to compete in Sitges, Barcelona, from June 22 – June 30, with school principals Donna and Joanne May.

Donna said: “In the first year, in Jersey, we won one gold and several silver and bronzes. Last year, in Germany, we won three golds and several silver and bronzes, so we really have our sights set on more medals.

“Thirty-eight team members will compete in dances from solos, duets and trios to large groups. We have to raise a lot of money in order to compete - our costume bill alone is £15,000. Fundraising includes bag packs, a fun day, cake sales, raffles and old costume sales, so to have a donation such as this is fantastic. We cannot thank Persimmon Homes enough.”

Sarah Read, Head of Sales at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to support Jordon’s School of Dance. Clearly, the club has some very talented youngsters amongst its dancers and inspires them to be the best they can be, whilst also having fun. We wish them well in the competition this summer.

“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

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