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Dance the Day Away: our new fundraising campaign!

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Hear the beat, feel the rhythm and get grooving for CHICKS with our NEW Dance the Day Away fundraising campaign!

Whether you're a school, community group or business, our Dance the Day Away campaign invites you to hold your own dance-themed fundraising event on a day of your choice to help children and young people across the UK have adventures and make memories at CHICKS.

You could plan a sponsored hip hop class, knee buckling barn dance or full on dance-a-thon! Whichever it is, you supply the moves and we’ll supply everything you need to raise money for CHICKS in our Dance the Day Away Resource Pack.

Dance the Day Away Ambassador and star of CBBC’s The Next Step, Ella Gilling, explains: “Dance the Day Away is a chance to have fun, get people together and raise money for children across the UK who need your help to have adventures and make happy memories! Even if you dance like a Dad no one cares…that’s what it’s all about!

“CHICKS is an incredible charity and by holding a Dance the Day Away event you will help provide hundreds of children living in the most desperate conditions with the chance to escape their worries and pressures.”

How your fundraising helps

Every pound you raise by holding a Dance the Day Away event will go help fund CHICKS respite breaks for children aged 8 - 15 from across the UK. £4 could pay for a Memory Bag for a child to take home with them full of photos and mementoes from their break at CHICKS

£34 could provide the food for all the delicious home-cooked meals a child will enjoy during their stay

£40 could pay for the confidence boosting activities a child takes part in during their break

£90 could provide valuable training in counselling skills for our Respite break leaders, ensuring the best possible support for the children

Eiryn, came on a CHICKS break recently and said, “CHICKS has made me feel like I can believe in myself and made me more confident”, while Jessica added “I was able to be myself, and come out of my shell. The atmosphere at CHICKS is lovely, you never feel like you’re out of place, there’s always someone there if you need to talk to them”.

Hold a Dance the Day Away fundraising event 

It’s easy to register your interest in holding a Dance the Day Away event! Click here or email Kayleigh kayleigh@chicks.org.uk and you’ll be sent a link to all the Dance the Day Away downloadable materials you’ll need – ensuring your event is loads of fun and a great success!

The Dance the Day Away fundraising pack includes fundraising tips, poster and press release templates and sponsorship forms, plus for schools, we also have lots of extra resources including a lesson plan and ‘About CHICKS’ PowerPoint presentation – perfect for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

Ella Gilling and her sister Charlotte have also put together a series of fun, inspirational dance routines and warm up idea video clips for you to have a look (and a go at!) here.

Good luck, have fun, tag us in your Dance the Day Away photos @CHICKScharity - and THANK YOU - for making a difference!

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