Following the recent launch of Donate A Day, the first supporters have come together to fund a day of nursing care at City Hospice. One of them is Chloe Smith, a dance teacher at Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw, who introduced a unique dance fitness class in aid of City Hospice.
With 17 women joining the class for £10 a head, Chloe and her fellow dance mates were able to raise £170, covering one day of nursing care for £150. The rest of the money will go to supporting patients and their families.
Chloe said: “I have wanted to use dance to raise money for local charities for quite a while now. So, once I realised that one of my members works at City Hospice as their Marketing & Communications Manager, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to not only sponsor a charity that plays such a significant role for many families within the area, but also to support a fellow dance member.
“We are a close-knitted team of 15 who are looking to empower one another, and given Beth works at City Hospice, everyone was quick to join in and show their support.”
Chloe’s dance fitness classes bring women of all ages together and help to boost their confidence through fun and high-intensity activity. However, for City Hospice, she decided to turn it up a level and run a one-off Girl Power Masterclass. Unlike other classes, fellow dancers were able to dance to upbeat tunes from the likes of Destiny’s Child and Little Mix for two hours.
Chloe said: “It was important to me to make this event stand out from the other Turn’d Up dance fitness classes we run. The Girl Power Masterclass proved to be hugely popular and everyone decided to join in. It has been great to see everyone join forces in aid of such a good cause.
“City Hospice nurses play such a fundamental part in palliative care. Not only do they provide a helping hand, but also a shoulder for patients and families to lean on during, what I imagine to be, one of the most difficult times of someone’s life. I greatly admire everyone who works at City Hospice and works so hard to provide the best care for people in Cardiff during their final moments.”
Chloe’s class Turn’d Up runs every Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw, Cardiff.
To cover a day of nursing care like Chloe and the Turn’d Up Fitness dancers at Coleg y Cymoedd, contact City Hospice on 029 20524 150. Whether you want to support a friend or collegue or whether you want to donate a day in memory of a loved one, Donate A Day, enables you to raise £150 and fund a day of nursing care that is special to you. Find out more at http://www.cityhospice.org.uk/appeal/donate-a-day.