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Fundraising event for Lucas Turnball’s Finding My Feet appeal
ANCIENT Chinese martial arts will be fused with modern dance for an unforgettable fundraising event in Poole to help a three-year-old boy walk without extreme pain.
Dorset Chinese Association for Arts & Culture has organised the dance, music and singing showcase on November 1 in aid of the Lucas: Finding my Feet appeal.
Three-year-old Lucas Turnbull from Parkstone has spastic diplegia and cannot walk or stand without help due to the rigid muscles in his legs.
His condition cannot be cured, but an operation will relieve the pain and help him stand on his own, walk and ride a bike.
Lucas’s Finding my Feet appeal has already raised £27,094 but the Dorset Chinese Association hope to contribute more to bring Lucas one step closer to walking independently.
The charity show, which includes a buffet supper, will be held at St Luke’s Church Hall on Birchwood Road at 6pm and tickets are £10.
Fred Cartwright, who is helping organise the event said: “We are hoping to raise about £1,000 and it should be a great event with singers, dancers and traditional Chinese instruments.”
Dorset Chinese Association also organises the annual Chinese New Year celebrations for the estimated 15,000 Chinese residents living in Dorset.
The Arts & Culture dance group was formed to promote Chinese traditional and modern dance, raise money for charities and support community activities.
If you are interested in buying a ticket for the event or trying Chinese dance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contribute directly and to find out more information about Finding my Feet and to help out with Lucas’s appeal please visit the website at www.justgiving.com/teams/lucasturnbull.
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