Dancing for the Philippines

Amelia Knight

Amelia Knight

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Concerned for the children in the Philippines after the recent disaster Amelia Knight (9 yrs) wanted to use her dancing talents to raise some money for the appeal.

Amelia, a pupil at St Mary’s School in Normandy, Horsham is the Under 9 European and National Irish Dancing Champion so she enlisted the help of The Maquire family, proprietors of The Alfold Barn Restaurant, to demonstrate her skills during an Irish themed evening, of live music, held at the restaurant on the 29th November.

“I feel very sorry for the children who don’t have a home or family to celebrate Christmas with and I wanted to do something to help them,” said Amelia.

The generous diners were enthralled by the high kicks and the fast pace of the dances and happily donated £112.00 to the appeal.

Amelia is pictured with a collection bucket.

Report and picture contributed by Irene Orford.