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Camilla Dallerup backs charity challenge

Posted on July 13, 2011


Camilla Dallerup, of “Strictly” fame, is encouraging dance clubs across the UK to help beat breast cancer by taking on a fundraising challenge.

Camilla is asking dance groups of all sizes to sign up for Breast Cancer Campaign’s £100 Challenge, which sees clubs raise as much money as possible for vital breast cancer research.

Taking part is easy: simply set a fundraising target of £100 or more and find ways to reach it – these could be anything from holding a sponsored dance event to holding a “pink performance” for family and friends and raising money through ticket sales.

Camilla said: “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with 130 people diagnosed with the disease every single day. So that’s why I’m encouraging you to help Breast Cancer Campaign beat this disease by signing up to its £100 Challenge. Anyone can take part and it’s a great way to have fun, so sign your club up today and help save lives.”

Over £900,000 has been raised by clubs taking on the £100 Challenge for breast cancer research so far and this year the charity hopes to reach the £1 million milestone.

Dance clubs can take part in the Challenge at any time of year and while the Challenge is set at raising £100, there are various fundraising levels in place for those who want to aim a little higher. Ambitious fundraisers can aim for Silver (£500), Gold (£1,000) or even Pink (£2,500) levels.

For more information or to request a fundraising pack full of ideas and handy tips, call 020 7749 4114, email or


Photograph: Camilla Dallerup, who is urging clubs to take on Breast Cancer Campaign’s £100 Dance Challenge

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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