Schoolgirl is Irish dancing around Heathfield to raise money for the NHS

5th May

Alice in action on Heathfield High Street, East Sussex

Alice, aged 10, and a Y5 pupil at Punnetts Town Comunity Primary School, is fundraising money for the NHS. She is a regular competitor at the national Irish Dancing Feis competitions, and has several medals and trophies on her mantelpiece.

“I saw that the NHS needed more equipment to help poorly people, which gave me the idea to Irish dance around the block to raise money. I am doing it every day for seven days and have raised £245 pounds so far through my GoFundMe page.” explained Alice

“Lockdown has meant that she can no longer attend the Ace Academy in Bodle St, which Alice really misses. This is a great way for her to enjoy her love of Irish Dancing, whilst raising money. It’s fun, but also good to see her getting involved in a charitable endeavour and an important life lesson,” commented Alice’s Mother, an essential worker in the NHS, a neuropsychologist, working in local mental health services.

You may have spotted Alice, en route along Heathfield High St, on her daily 30 minute dance, if you wondered what she was up to, now you know. Apparently, her neighbours clap as she goes by, and if you want to show support you can always go to her GoFundMe page. She will finish her challenge on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

Alice on the podium at a Feis competition

We wish her all the best, well done and keep on dancing!