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Thursday 23 May 2019

Cumas dancers raise €600 for cancer

Aidan Rossiter, Ballycullane; Michael Foley, New Ross; Darren Whitty, New Ross and Andrew Murphy, New Ross
Aidan Rossiter, Ballycullane; Michael Foley, New Ross; Darren Whitty, New Ross and Andrew Murphy, New Ross

The floorboards of Cumas New Ross were hopping last week when a Dancer for Cancer charity event saw scores of people take to the floor for a great cause, namely cancer research.

Assisted by Integrate Performing Arts Group, the members of Cumas New Ross learned some nifty dance moves and enjoyed expressing themselves through dance throughout the day.

Integrate Performing Arts Group are a new community based group founded just over six months ago and currently has 18 members which is comprised of adults with intellectual disabilities and members of the community.

Integrate are the first group of its kind in the country. On Tuesday across the country, from schools to football clubs and offices to groups of friends, groups set up their own dance events and fundraising pages to take part in a 'National Day of Dancing' and Cumas New Ross certainly took on the Today FM Dare To Care 'Dancer for Cancer' challenge with gusto.

Cumas facilitator Roisin O'Sullivan said: 'All members of the community were invited to join us we danced our way to raising well over €600 for cancer research. The day included performances from Integrate, members of welovetoomanydancemoves and line dancing with Dympna. It was a great way for our community to come together to support those battling cancer, to remember those who sadly lost their battle and to celebrate those who have gone through the cancer journey and won.'

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