Friday, 20 October 2017

Dance day held in aid of cancer centre

A MORNING of dance at Goring village hall raised £1,000 for the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre.

A MORNING of dance at Goring village hall raised £1,000 for the Oxford Cancer and Haematology Centre.

Several dozen people attended the event, which included a Zumba workshop with instructor Daniela Capasso, who runs classes in Goring, Woodcote and Emmer Green.

Barbara Newman, of Pennypiece, Goring, demonstrated the Argentine tango and invited people to try it themselves.

There was also a fund-raising raffle, market stalls, home-made cakes and refreshments provided by the Cleeve-by-Goring Women’s Institute.

The day was organised by Lynne Hewitt, of Folly Green, Woodcote, who retired as a medical secretary at the cancer centre last year. Since then the 62-year-old and her husband Steve, 66, have become volunteer fund-raisers for the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.



The centre, based at the city’s Churchill Hospital, carries out complex investigations, surgical procedures and radiotherapy treatments.

Mrs Hewitt came up with the idea as she regularly attends Ms Capasso’s classes.

She said: “This was the first time I’ve organised a charity event. It was a bit scary and challenging but I’m glad I did it. I’m very pleased with the amount it raised and grateful to everyone who helped and took part.”

The total included a £500 donation from Angela Manning, of Reading Road, Henley.



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