Jive+ proved once again that they could step it up with their latest Jiveathon, fifty jivers in pink T-shirts and some with pink faces kept going for 12 hours of non-stop jiving raising an astonishing £30,000!
Many of the couples managed to complete the full twelve hours, without missing a step these intrepid ‘soles’ tripped the light fantastic, between midday and midnight supported only by quick breaks for drinks and deodorant!
The event was opened by charity co-founder, Patricia Leathem who thanked organiser Coralie Green of Jive+ for her work tirelessly organising the Jiveathon and recruiting some of the UK’s best DJ’s and dance teachers to help the event.
Special congratulations go to two dancers, Christine Clark of Winchester and Sue Guilfoyle of Andover who each raised a fantastic £1798 and claimed the prize of a professional dance class kindly donated by Karen Hardy Studios in London.
Against Breast Cancer’s Community Fundraiser Martin Eggleston summed up the event perfectly;
“This was a fabulous night of jive and laughter, and a real celebration of the difference we can all make in our communities.
Against Breast Cancer works with expert scientists to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients, and this is made possible because of people like these amazing dancers who kept going with such fun and enjoyment for twelve hours!