Bassetlaw: Dancers take to the floor for the last time

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A popular tea dance event is coming to an end after eight years of lighting up the dancefloor.

The twice-weekly dances, which took place it Retford and Worksop, were organised in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice and regularly attracted over 100 people.

But now the organisers - Barbara Goodwin, Rita Devine, Mervyn Dalton and Danny Devine - have decided that it’s time to give their dancing shoes a well-earned rest.

“These dances have been hugely successful and I think the organisers wanted to finish while the dances were still very popular, and leave the door open for them to perhaps return one day,” said Ian Hall, charity administrator for the hospice.

The dances couldn’t have taken place without the help and support of the main four volunteers who have tirelessly worked to organise the events each year.”

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Barbara and Rita who have organised all the catering for the events because putting on sandwiches and cakes for over 100 people each time is not an easy task.”

“We also want to thank Mervyn, who has sold the tickets each year and Danny who has been the MC at every dance, we really appreciate all the time and effort these wonderful people have put into this event over the years.”

“We would also like to thank all the people who have come along to the dances over the years, those who have helped with refreshments or donated raffle prizes because without them there wouldn’t have dances.”