Toe-tapping fun raised cash for cancer cause

Shaun Daley, who organised Dress Up and Dance Day for Macmillan Cancer Support at his school in Ecclesfield.
Shaun Daley, who organised Dress Up and Dance Day for Macmillan Cancer Support at his school in Ecclesfield.
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Get on your dancing shoes – that was the message from fundraising Sheffield youngster Shaun Daley.

Fresh from a sponsored bike ride, the little boy with a big heart enlisted the help of staff and fellow pupils at Monteney Primary School, Ecclesfield, for his latest charity event.

Shaun, aged 10, who has been one a mission to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support since his grandmother was diagnosed with the disease last year, organised a Dress Up and Dance Day at the school.

Classmates swapped school uniforms for fancy dress outfits to take part in a fundraising dance, with a routine provided by Macmillan.

Rebecca Rickersey, deputy headteacher, said: “I’m not sure who was more excited, the pupils or the teachers.

“They all love dancing so this was a nice way for them to have fun, get some exercise and raise some money for people affected by cancer.”

About 400 schoolchildren took part in the event, which aimed to raise £500 for Macmillan.