Wize VA has raised £15,200 through their dance competition, Strictly Top Dancer, an event where local businesses are sponsored to take to the dance floor and raise funds for Llandough Hospital’s The Breast Centre Appeal.
The event took place on Saturday, 18th of May at Bryn Meadows and aimed to raise £10,000 for the charity which provides an integrated service for patients, giving them access to a team of dedicated doctors, nurses and surgeons – all in one place.
The evening saw seven couples, including ICE member Ronan Gregory, dance both a Latin number and a show dance in front of a panel of judges.
All funds raised go towards additional staff training for specialist or alternative treatment, new and advanced machinery not available on the NHS and further facilities within the centre.
Founder of Wize VA and Town Square, Mandy Weston is a breast cancer survivor of over 15 years, having been supported by nurses now based at The Breast Centre. Her daughter Cariann Emanuelli, organises this and many other events each year for the Breast Centre as it is a cause close to her heart. She said:
“Saturday night was again an amazing night for Strictly Top Dancer! From the dancers, supporters, organising team, suppliers, friends and family we would not be able to pull this event off and year after year the dedication, commitment, dance standard and fundraising efforts just blow us away! For such a small volunteer led charity this events fundraising goes a very very long way for patients at Cardiff & Vales Breast Centre by funding complementary therapies to aid both physical and psychological recovery.
Everyone danced amazingly and every single person pulled it out the bag, fabulous dancing, costumes, hair and make-up along with the friendships that this event had bought together and the new found love of dance is always amazing!!”