We were delighted to have been a sponsor for The University of Huddersfield students’ successful dance event.
Second-year events management students organised the local dance show which raised more than £1000.
‘HudDance’ was held at St Pauls Church on the university campus last Thursday 18 February and raised a fantastic £1066 for Lindley-based charity, the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust, after MacComms founder Ellie connected the students to the charity which she is a trustee of.
Dance societies from the university and local dance schools came together to perform, showcasing their talents to the filled venue.
The event saw a variety of performers including local firms, Dance Emporium and H.D.1 Dance. There was also an impressive raffle with prizes donated from a number of local companies including Warren James, Rhubarb bar, Wilkinsons and Coffee Kabin. The event was also sponsored by Riasca who donated their printing services, and MacComms who helped to raise awareness of the event.
Helen Mervill, fundraising manager for the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust provided a moving speech during the interval of the event, sharing her personal story of involvement with the charity since attending school with Laura Crane.
“It is really special that our charity has been chosen to be supported throughout HudDance. This year we mark a milestone 20th anniversary, and given that Laura loved dance, HudDance has been a fantastic way to kick off the year’s events. As a local girl and a friend of mine since reception class, I’m very proud that thousands of people know Laura’s name and I’m sure that Laura would be immensely proud of how far her charity has come in the past 20 years.”
Bobbie Atkinson, marketing manager for HudDance, said:
“We are extremely thankful for all the support from local businesses, our aim was to bring the community together through dance and we are overwhelmed to have put on such a well-turned out event which has raised thousands for the local charity.”