Hundreds raised at Saffron Walden’s Dancing in the Square

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 September 2016

Dancing in the Square

Dancing in the Square

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More people than ever before took part in Saffron Walden’s Dance in the Square on Saturday, August 27.

Organisers, Jacqui Portway and Peter Riding, said they were delighted with the event.

Dancers jived, twisted, and did the smooch and the conga to the Freddie Hall Band and also enjoyed music from singer-guitarist Elliot Porter as well as a demonstration of moves from Stagecoach Theatre School.

One youngster took to the stage and sang a duet with Freddie.

Lola Hanning, eight, a pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School, sang Happy Birthday to her friend Harry Baines who was seven on the day.

Jacqui said: “It was really relaxed and everyone had a lovely time. There was a real buzz in the air.

Peter Riding said: “Attendance was better than ever and on the night a record £505 was raised through a bucket collection.

“Thanks to all the businesses who took part and supported the event and to the many wonderful volunteers who prepared the square at the beginning and then cleared everything away at the end.

“See you all next year.”

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