Cleckheaton prepares to do its bit for Red Nose Day with live dance performance

Cleckheaton will join together virtually to take part in a live performance of the latest dance craze that has been taking the world by storm.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 10:17 am
Emma Kitching

From schools to doctors, gyms to local takeaways and families and friends, the whole town is currently learning the routine in preparation for the big live performance, on Friday, March 19 at 6pm, which will raise money for Red Nose Day.

People from the Town decided to try and lift people’s spirits during the current Lockdown restrictions whilst raising money to support people living incredibly tough lives across the UK and around the world. The money raised by Red Nose Day will support people in the UK around the world, and help tackle homelessness, abuse and mental health stigma.

The Jerusalema Danceathon has been arranged by Emma Kitching, a Cleckheaton based Dance Fitness Instructor at Dancercize. The whole Town is being encouraged to learn the routine through Tutorials on the Dancercize Facebook Page and YouTube Channel, film their own unique version of the routine for inclusion in a Cleckheaton wide video montage and then join in with the Live Online performance on Red Nose Day.

Ahead of Red Nose Day, Emma Kitching said: “Now more than ever we all need something to raise Community Spirits and give us something to laugh about! As soon as I found out about the Jerusalema Dance Challenge and saw some of the amazing videos that have been put together by people from all over the World, I knew this would be a great opportunity to get the whole community involved to help make a difference and change lives”

Red Nose Day is back on March 19 and will aim to bring the UK together (although we may be apart) to show just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times.

It has never felt more important to raise smiles and money for those who are struggling more than ever, as the continued impact of COVID-19 brings unprecedented challenges to many.

Money raised by Red Nose Day will help vulnerable people in the UK and around the world.

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