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Dancing fundraiser for Skye

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: November 16, 2012

BURLESQUE NIGHT: Shelley Taylor with Jan Bridges

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CHRISTMAS parties could involve burlesque dancing for some women.

The event is being organised by Shelley Taylor from Up Hatherley in aid of Sue Ryder and the Skye's the Limit campaign to get three-year-old Skye Swinton a £40,000 operation to help her walk.

It is taking place on Thursday, November 22, at the Hillview Community Centre at 7.30pm, under the tuition of burlesque teacher Jan Bridges.

An area of The Greatfield Pub will be sectioned off beforehand for women taking part in the event.

The 33-year-old mum-of-three underwent a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery and used the dance form to regain her body confidence.

She said: "I had an overwhelming positive experience and that gave me the idea that other women similar to me could be feeling the same way."

Shelley has previously put on a belly dancing event in aid of Skye, which raised nearly £300.

She was doing the event in aid of Skye, but generous lottery winners, Chris and Colin Weir have come up the cash to help the girl.

The money raised will now be split between her appeal and Leckhampton Court Hospice.

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  • ShellsBells  |  November 16 2012, 11:06AM

    The Belly dance fundraiser raised £389.28 thanks to the wonderful ladies that attended however we intend to smash that figure this coming Thursday!! Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/czn5bbt for more information