YOUNGSTERS are making a push to raise the £7,000 they need to become world champions and keep their street dance project running.
The Bounce ‘n’ Boom project, based at Pallion Action Group, is hoping to travel to Glasgow in August and compete in the Udo World Street Dance Championships.
But the group, which has about 23 members, also needs cash as the programme is in danger of closing due to lack of funding.
Marie Mould, activities co-ordinator at Pallion Action Group, along with youth worker Hazel Kerr, has organised a fund-raising event at Union night club, The Point, on Sunday to help raise the cash.
Dance crews from Bounce ‘n’ Boom will display their skills, along with freerunners from the Youth Almighty project in Silksworth. Musicians Art Angels will also run workshops for visitors throughout the day, which will take place from noon to 4pm.
Marie has collaborated with The Point’s marketing and PR manager Z Malik to organise it.
“They have been fantastic in helping us,” said Marie.
“They’ve given us the venue and staff for free.
“We are hoping to raise as much money as possible – enough so that the kids can go to the world championships – and any extra will be put towards keeping the project open.”
People in dance-offs will be asked to donate £1, and visitors will be asked to pay £5, or £3.60 for under 16s.