We had a great time at NELD's Afternoon Tea held at Acklam Hall yesterday. What a beautiful room it was held in; quite breathtaking! Following our welcome prosecco we had a marvellous and entertaining demonstration by GET AHEAD HATS and were then served a very elegant afternoon tea. Great fun way to raise money for their chosen 2018 charities which are Neoangels, JPC Community Farm and of course We can Dance!
On Friday 12th January NELD held Their annual Presentation Evening, at Middleton Hall Retirement Village. The final donations were presented to the 2017 charities and their charities for 2018 were also formally introduced.
The 2017 charities Butterfly Giving and Family Help Darlington CIO were presented with their final cheques for £9,300. (Both charities were also presented with a cheque for £1,000 each at the Annual Anniversary Luncheon which represented the money raised by Barclaycard staff running the Tombola) Barclaycard, as part of their commitment to support local charities, match any funds raised by its colleagues. This means each charity has also been credited with a further £1,000 directly to their bank account to match the amount raised by the Barclaycard team.
That’s an amazing total of £11,300 each for Butterfly Giving and Family Help Darlington CIO.
Each of the three 2018 charities gave an introductory overview of their charity to the gathering and talked about how they are hoping to spend the funds which they may receive from NELD this year. The evening was full of fantastic anecdotes, inspiring memories and ambitious goals. Guests from the event quickly shared how enjoyable they found it.
Ballet shoes and T-shirts have now been ordered for our pupils who are due to take the BADT (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) Level 1 dance examinations in the near future!
This has been made possible due to the funding We Can Dance has received from the Rank Foundation for which we are very grateful!
We Can Dance has just been informed that we have been chosen as one of the charities to be supported by NELD in 2018! This is a wonderful opportunity to support our students and we are very grateful to NELD for their consideration.
North East Ladies Day (NELD) is an annual event where local women meet together in friendship, with the event raising substantial funds to support local charities in the North East of England.
A lovely afternoon was had by all who attended and helped us to raise £454 for our charity! A big Thank You to all attendees and helpers. (This has just been boosted by two more donations)
Great news ! Thank you to everyone who attended our Après Ski Evening and helped us to raise the marvellous sum of £1200 which will help us to continue to fund dance lessons in our schools.
In particular we would also like to thank Lucy from Artichoke for all the beautiful table decorations and Nathan and the Staff at the Croft Hotel for all their hard work in helping us to make the event a success!
Some of the "Après Skiers" on the night!
Following the funding from The RANK Foundation, North Shore school has 11 Pupils who have started their preparations for the BADT (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) Level 1 dance examinations.
The students are learning a dance routine in preparation for the examinations and are clearly enjoying lessons, being very motivated by the teaching and focused to achieve a qualification.