Dani Hughes and Immie Maxwell with Yasmin Iqbal a trainee solicitor and member of the fund-raising team at Dawson Hart.

Barn dance fun boosts children’s charity

Barn dance fun helped raise more than £1,000 for a children’s charity on Friday night.

The sell-out event, held at the Cinque Ports Club, Uckfield, was organised by Dawson Hart solicitors and all the money raised will go to Rockinghorse Children’s Charity in Brighton.

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Celebrating barn dance success at the end of the evening is Megan Francis, one of the Dawson Hart fund-raising team.

This is the second year running that Dawson Hart have organised a barn dance and the fund-raising committee’s efforts were boosted thanks to donations of more than 50 prizes from retailers in Uckfield High Street.

Prizes were awarded for the Best Outfit and Most Enthusiastic Dancer and they were won by Mick Mitchell and Ray Martin respectively.

Laura Manton from Dawson Hart said: “We’re so pleased that so many people could join us at this fantastic event to support such a deserving charity. It makes all the hard work so worthwhile to see everyone enjoying themselves while raising money – even when the dances don’t quite go to plan.”

Dawson Hart fund-raising activities continue when one of the directors Jenny Mayhew undertakes a skydive from Headcorn Airfield in Kent.

She will receive 30 minutes of training before being flown to a height of 12,000 feet when she will jump out of the aeroplane in a tandem skydive.

Rockinghorse has supported sick children for nearly 50 years. The charity was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised a need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies.

They do not receive any Government funding, and rely solely on donations to provide life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment for children at the Royal Alexandra children’s Hospital and the Trevor Mann baby Unit, both in Brighton.

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The Dawson Hart team ready for barn dance action.

• Contact details for Dawson Hart can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for solicitors.

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