Babies and toddlers from babyballet in East Thurrock recently galloped, jumped and danced with Peppa Pig during their weekly class and raised £8,874.50 for the baby charity Tommy’s as they took part in a ‘Danceathon’ fundraiser.
Boys and girls aged 6 months to 5 years were sponsored to complete five challenges in a Peppa Pig themed dance lesson.
Little ones went on an imaginary journey with Princess Peppa from their classroom to a fun-filled tea party to help fund Tommy’s vital research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
The Danceathon is raising money for Tommy’s vital research.
Tommy’s funds four research centres in the UK that investigate causes and find treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
Tommy’s also provides advice and support from a team of midwives for all parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.
Miss Keiley, owner of Babyballet East Thurrock said: “I am extremely proud of all our babyballet stars, parents and teachers.
“We raised an incredible amount and it is all for such a great charity that is close to so many families’ hearts. We wanted to do something special on the run up to Christmas.
“I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in this year’s Danceathon, raising money for Tommy’s’.
Nationally, babyballet have raised an incredible £390,442.54.
To find out more about babyballet lessons near you, please email Miss Keiley at [email protected] or call: 07393 395161.