More than 200 people have taken part in a danceathon to help a brave little Sprowston girl who is fighting cancer.
Dance teacher Carly Fryman, who owns Dynamic Dance in Sprowston, organised the event to raise cash for four-year-old Sophie Taylor, who has recently undergone surgery on her leg after being diagnosed with bone cancer.
During the fund-raiser, held in Spixworth Village Hall, dancers received a Facetime call from Sophie, who was in hospital recovering from her operation, and she was able to watch some of the action.
“We managed to raise over £1,500. It was a lovely, family atmosphere. A lot of the girls I teach go to school with Sophie. We played different types of music, including a lot of Little Mix, who are Sophie’s favourites,” said Carly.
Of the 200-plus dancers, 20 had lasted the whole 12 hours, she added. Dance school members collected sponsorship while others paid £5 to take part in the danceathon.
Sophie has an older sister, seven-year-old Evie, and a three-month-old baby brother, Connor. Mum and dad Kirsty and Alex have launched a Super Strong Sophie Facebook page to chart their cheeky little girl’s courageous battle.
They are inviting everyone to show their support by “Taking a Sophie” – posting photos of themselves sticking out their tongues to cancer.
- Anyone who wants to donate money to help Sophie can do so at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/superstrongsophie Any money not needed for Sophie’s journey will be donated to a charity for the research, treatment and support of those affected by bone cancers (osteosarcomas) and children’s cancer. #takeasophie photos can be posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter along with the hashtag #takeasophie and #standuptocancer