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Dance for Heroes charity event

Aspiring local dance couples have started practicing in preparation for ‘Dance for Heroes’, which is set to be held at Hull City Hall on Friday 20th November in aid of four military charities.

The event has been organised by Tracey Milner, whose son Owen died tragically last year at the age of 22. Since Owen’s death, Tracey, along with husband Ian, has worked tirelessly to raise money in his name for The Royal British Legion, ABF – The Soldier’s Charity, Help for Heroes and the REME Benevolent Fund.

Tracey has enlisted the help of work colleague Chris Richards in organising the night, with their employer, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, kindly supporting the event. Chris has a number of connections to dance and has helped with similar evenings for Dove House Hospice.

The evening’s entertainment will have a military theme in honour of all serving personnel, both past and present, and the audience will hear about the work the charities undertake in order to support serving families.
The message of the evening will be ‘I believe I can’, and draws inspiration from those who have suffered a bereavement or are living with a serious injury.

Tickets are priced at £10 for what is set to be a fantastic evening and will go on public sale in mid-October on a first come first served basis.
Rehearsals have started in earnest on Saturday mornings at Hotel 41, with the ten couples having ten weeks to learn two dances and a group number. The majority of the dancers have never danced before and Tracey and Chris would like to thank them for committing so much time to the event.

The ten couples are as follows: Janet and David Dickinson, Bridget Wainman and James Pearce, Teresa and Adrian Hughes, Claire Giblin and John Johnson, Tracey Milner and Ian Stanley, Abigail Minns and Harley Smith, Sara Potter and Vincent Smith, Chloe Robinson and Simon Pettinger, Wendy and Andrew Morris and Lee Quickmire and Amy Tweedale.

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