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Dancers raised thousands in salsa marathon at shopping centre
SALSA dancers looked good on the dance floor when they strutted and shook their stuff in a charity salsathon.
Sixty sponsored students from Bromley Salsa and other nearby dance schools put their steps to the test last Saturday (April 21) by dancing for seven hours in The Glades, High Street, Bromley.
Shoppers were invited to take part in taster sessions throughout the day and were able to give other Latin dances, such as Bachata and Rueda, a try too.
The event raised more than £1,250 on the day and, once other donations have been collected, the total could be as high as £10,000.
The cash will go to Burgess Autistic Mind and Bromley Mind through sponsorships and collections as well as raising awareness of mental health issues.
Bromley Salsa promoter Mark Waters said: “It went incredibly well and we definitely hit our fundraising target.
“We kept on plugging the two charities and raising awareness to give mental health a bit more exposure.
“All the people who took part had such a good time and the atmosphere was great.
“We did a general warm up at the start of every hour and the public really went for it and got involved, especially the children.
“We are going to do it every two years and raise money for different charities each time.”