Stamford-based dance troupe prepare for charity run

Members of Jem's Hip Hop who'll be taking part in the Great Eastern Run for Anna's Hope 'Photo SM200911-023ow
Members of Jem's Hip Hop who'll be taking part in the Great Eastern Run for Anna's Hope 'Photo SM200911-023ow
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A DANCE troupe will be hip hopping their way along a fun run route in aid of a popular local charity.

Jem’s Hip Hop, a Stamford-based dance group, is one of many groups, which will be taking part in the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough on October 9, in aid of Anna’s Hope.

Anna’s Hope was founded by Carole Hughes, of Pilsgate, near Stamford, and helps children and young people with brain tumours.

Matt Wheatley, from Jem’s Hip Hop, said: “We just thought it would be good to get involved and help a local charity and of course, we will be hip hopping instead of running”

Other people getting involved in the event for Anna’s Hope include the staff at White Stuff in High Street, as well as Carole herself and the nurse that Anna’s Hope fund Alison Mitchell, who is based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Anna’s Hope will once again benefit from the proceeds of the Holiday on Ice show, which will be at the East of England Showground in Peterborough in February.

Tickets for the ice show, which is called Tropicana The Passion Tour, are already on sale.

Proceeds from the gala night performance will also go to Anna’s Hope and there will be bucket collections.

And a sponsored Zumbathon will take place tomorrow at Stamford United Reformed Church hall in Broad Street, Stamford, at 3pm, with proceeds going to Anna’s Hope.

Lucy Burton is running the two-hour challenge and many of the participants will be dressing as fairies - the logo of the charity. She hopes to raise more than £1,500. Anyone who would like to join in can call Lucy on 07976 726098.