Burnley schoolgirl (11) hot foots her way through 12 hour dance-a-thon for Pendleside Hospice

A thoughtful Burnley schoolgirl, who completed a 12 hour dance-a-thon, is on target to raise £900 for Pendleside Hospice.

By Susan Plunkett
Friday, 5th June 2020, 12:30 pm

Grace Tomlinson (11) danced non stop at her home from 8am to 8pm on Wednesday, stopping only for comfort breaks and to grab some food.

She was inspired to do it after the dancers on her favourite TV show, The Next Step, staged one.

Grace, who is a student at Wellfield Primary School, said: "I thought it would be a good idea to raise money for the hospice because a lot of fund raising events for it have been cancelled due to Covid 19."

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Grace Tomlinson (11) completed a 12 hour dance-a-thon for Pendleside Hospice

Spurred on by her mum and dad, Caroline and Barry and her little brother, William, who is eight, some of Grace's friends dropped in to dance along in her front garden and give her a bit of encouragement.

Grace, who attends Basics Theatre School, admitted althought she was tired after her marathon it was well worth it because so far she has raised £860.

In February the caring youngster had nine inches of her hair lopped off to donate to the Little Princess charity which makes wigs for children with life threatening illnesses.

Her proud mum said: "Grace is a kind and thoughtful girl who is always coming up with ways she can help people.

"We are all really proud of her."

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