Hello, When I received the invite to help raise money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice from Miss Great Britain, I was not sure how I would go about doing this. My friends and I racked up many different ideas to raise some awareness and donations but the answer was always in front of my eyes! I have been performing pole fitness for nearly two years in The University of Derby Pole & Aerial society, “The Treefrogs”. I have gained a friendship line and become part of the community. All my pole friends and family are part of my everyday life and not always in the studio like little tree frogs. Sue Colebourne and I decided on the idea of a Charity Pole Showcase. I wanted everyone to express what they have learnt over the years and have fun. We set the date for the 18th of July and got to work.
My plan was to gain a few small prizes to raffle during our showcase and make an evening of it. I received four very generous tickets from Pole2Pole Magazine to the United Kingdom Pole Dancing & Fitness Convention 2014 Exhibition. As you can imagine, this caught the eyes of the Pole ladies and gentlemen at the event. You could even say the crowd went wild. This generous gift, the help of Sue Colebourne, Studio Deplacer and all the beautiful dancers and audience, helped raise £260 for Rainbows Hospice. All the performances were amazing and we even had a visit from the beautiful Sally Ann Giles. As you can imagine, the crowd went even wilder!
The Lucky winners of the tickets were Avie Watson and Stacey Shaw. Thank you, Pole2Pole Magazine.
I would like to thank the thirteen performers and all the audience for coming. Thank you, Sue for letting me use the studio and Sally Ann Giles for performing. I’m very proud to be part of the poling industry.
By Charlotte Gurney