Highland fling for a good cause

JOYCE MacLeod and her friends will be kicking up their heels on Saturday for a good cause.

Joyce, who teaches a Scottish Country Dancing group in Coffs Harbour, has organised a workshop to promote the pastime and to raise money for the Cancer Council.

When a close relative lost her battle with bowel cancer two years ago, Joyce decided she could help by using her love of Scottish dancing to make a difference.

“Cancer is something that touches everybody,” she said.

“It will be a great fun event and we always have lots of giggles.

“All ages are welcome. Whether you’re 10 or 100, we would love to see you there. And with only one man in the group we are really looking for more men.”

Joyce learnt Scottish Country Dancing as a teenager but didn’t pick it up again for 40 years.

She always knew she would learn to dance again and now she’s teaching it.

“I love it, they’re a really lovely group of people we have dancing.”

The Presbyterian Church hall in Duke Street, Coffs Harbour, will be the venue for the fundraiser on Saturday.

There are two sessions: 10am to noon followed by a light lunch and 2pm to 4pm followed by afternoon tea.

All are welcome to return in the evening to put into practice what you’ve learnt during the day, with a social dance starting at 7pm followed by supper.

The cost is $6 per session and all proceeds will benefit the Cancer Council, to fund cancer research and information and support services for cancer patients and their families.

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