Stalwarts organise 25th Hangar Dance in aid of Hospice care

A dedicated couple of fundraisers are organising their 25th 1940’s-inspired Hangar Dance in Beccles in aid of local Hospice care.

Ken and Sue Woodgate, of Lowestoft, are organising the event at the original T2 hangars in Ellough Airfield, in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice, which provides day care and inpatient beds for people in Waveney and Great Yarmouth. 

More than 100 patients have already benefited from St Elizabeth Hospice’s free services in Beccles, All Hallows Hospital, Ditchingham and Gorleston.

The Hangar Dance will be held over two nights at Ellough Airfield, Beccles, on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014.

Most people dress up in 1940’s war-time costumes and there will be period music from the Super Swing Big Band. There will also be military vehicles, a Lindy Hop display and refreshments. 

Mr and Mrs Woodgate were part of a group which launched the dances 14 years ago in aid of Waveney Hospice Care, which merged with St Elizabeth Hospice in 2011.

Ken Woodgate said: “The Hangar Dance is always a night to remember and this year will be no exception as we reach the milestone of our 25th event. St Elizabeth Hospice is a fantastic charity which is already supporting people in Waveney and Great Yarmouth. We hope to raise thousands of pounds to continue to reach out to more local patients.”

Tickets will be on sale from 1st May at 9am. Contact Ken and Sue Woodgate on 01502 511944. For more information,  visit the Hangar Dance web page

Last year’s Hangar Dances raised around £8,000. St Elizabeth Hospice relies on fundraising and donations to meet the majority of its running costs. The charity improves life for people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk and South Norfolk. 

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