Seaham shop owner Cindy’s Dirty Dancing night

Cindy Bettcher, owner of Lickety Split in Seaham, promotes her Dirty Dancing 50's-themed ball with the help of her staff, Jordan Reed, Sam Dougherty, Rachel Davidson and Carl Thompson.
Cindy Bettcher, owner of Lickety Split in Seaham, promotes her Dirty Dancing 50's-themed ball with the help of her staff, Jordan Reed, Sam Dougherty, Rachel Davidson and Carl Thompson.
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A BUSINESSWOMAN who’s battled breast cancer twice is urging Wearsiders to don their biggest quiffs and twirliest poodle skirts to raise funds for other sufferers.

Cindy Bettcher, who runs Lickety Split ice cream parlour in Seaham, is hosting a dinner and dance in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

In keeping with the theme of her successful 1950s diner, the event at Rainton Meadows Arena will have a 50s hop and Dirty Dancing theme.

The 59-year-old from Seaham, said: “Having two mastectomies is a traumatic experience for any woman, but the Breast Cancer Care team were invaluable to me.

“They put me in touch with other sufferers who had the same kind of cancer as me and it really helped me to make the right decisions for me.”

Cindy has now been clear of cancer for five years, but is still as passionate about helping others affected by the disease.

The Dirty Dancing Ball will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7pm and will feature a drinks reception, three-course meal, live entertainment, auctions and raffles and a show-stopping dance finale.

Tickets cost £55 and are available from Michelle Kenny, who is also organising the ball, on 07855 553920 or MICHELLE_KENNY@hotmail.com