It’s Strictly Come Dancing in Horbury to help Childline and town’s children

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A dazzling dance event hopes to raise money to help schoolchildren.

The Strictly Come Dancing-style night is being held to raise money for a new ChildLine service at Horbury Academy.

Event organiser Deborah Adams, who is also fundraising manager for the NSPCC, said: “We really want the event to capture the energy and spirit of Strictly, but right here in Horbury.

“We want people and families from across Wakefield to buy tickets, come along on the evening and join in the fun to help us raise money for the ChildLine Schools Service to help us protect more children from abuse.”

Delivered by volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service programme helps children to understand how to keep themselves safe and where to get help if they need it.

The assemblies and workshop sessions are covered in a way that children can understand and have been approved as suitable for nine to 11-year-olds by child protection specialists.

Mrs Adams added: “Please come along for a fantastic evening of entertainment whilst helping support a great new service for children.”

So far they have sold more than 100 tickets but the venue holds 300 and, they are hoping to fill it

There are 14 dancers taking part in the event which will be held at the academy, on Wakefield Road on Saturday March 1.

Doors open for Let’s Dance for ChildLine from 7pm and tickets are priced adults £10, children £5 and group ticket £25.

To donate toward the new service, go to