News: Anzac Tea Dances

Friday 24 April 2009

Around one hundred schools across the UK are taking part in Anzac Tea Dances, to raise money for the British Legion and to bring generations together to dance.

Anzac Tea Dances, (sponsored by Anzac Biscuits) are being organised across the country in school halls, town halls and dance schools to help raise funds for the Royal British Legion and commemorate Anzac Day, the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, on 25th April.

Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hardy is pictured giving a dance lesson at her studios in Chelsea, London, to children from Southfields Community College, Wandsworth, London, in advance of their Anzac Tea Dance on Friday 24 April. She said “Dancing is not only invigorating and great exercise, but it can bring generations together, so we are encouraging people across the country to get up on their feet and support this great cause”.

The school also invited senior citizens from the local care homes to join the tea dance to raise money for the Royal British Legion and to commemorate Anzac Day.

Picture: Strictly star Karen Hardy with Lance Corporal Ziaur and children from Southfields Community College, Wandsworth.

Matt Faber/PA Wire

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