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Brownies danceathon raises money for local appeal

A group of money-spinning Brownies put on their dancing shoes to raise money for the Maternity Bereavement Suite appeal at Scunthorpe hospital.

Members of the1st Broughton Brownies danced and jived for 90 minutes raising £600 in aid of the appeal which has been launched by the hospital’s official charity, The Health Tree Foundation (HTF).

A total of 30 youngsters took to the dance floor at Broughton’s Phil Grundy Community and Sports Centre.

Brownie leader Sophie Davis said: “We aim to help a couple of charities a year. I attend fitness classes with HTF community champion Hayley Thompson and she told me all about the appeal.  Our Brownies all decided they wanted to help when I told them about it.

The children aged between seven and 10, along with their Brownie leaders, enjoyed showing off their dancing skills throughout the evening.

Brownie leader Dianne Macbeth said: “We all know somebody who has unfortunately been through a stillbirth or have been affected by the loss of a baby and we wanted to help the hospital’s charity raise the £150,000 needed to provide the bereavement suite.

“Our Brownies had a fantastic evening and it was so wonderful to see all the children and leaders having fun in aid of such a good cause.”

Community champion Hayley Thompson said: “I would like to thank the 1st Broughton Brownies for asking me to lead their dancethon. It is so wonderful to promote a healthy lifestyle in young children and to help a good cause along the way.”

To find out how you can help the HTF reach its £150,000 target contact community champion Hayley Thompson on 03033 305672 or email:

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