Lining up for charity dance

Step this way: Line dancing marathon at Bilsborrow village hall
Step this way: Line dancing marathon at Bilsborrow village hall

Line dancers from across the area dusted off their cowboy boots to help raise £500 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The line dancing marathon, which took place at Bilsborrow village hall, saw 50 dancers from local villages take to the floor for a three and half hour session.

It was organised by Emma Leeson, of Eccleston, with the help of Victoria Myerscough, from Catterall.

Emma is a primary school teacher, but has been a part-time line dancing instructor for more than 10 years, teaching weekly classes in Garstang and Bilsborrow.

She was inspired to organise the fundraising event by one of her dancers, Lesley Slack, who along with her husband Ron, are part of a local lung cancer support group.

Emma said: “Line dancing is a fun, low impact exercise that has proved really popular in Garstang.

“I wanted to capitalise on this and organise an event that people would enjoy but that would also raise money for a good cause.

“Lesley and her husband Ron have had personal experience with Rosemere Cancer Foundation and I know that they do brilliant work in the region, so I am delighted that we managed to raise £500.”