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Raising money through dancing feet

'Dance for Tiegan' raises over £500

1 February 2018

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The NCS youth board at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust helped raise more than £500 for mental health charities in Blackburn on Sunday following a 12 hour ‘Dance for Tiegan’ event at Ewood Park.

NCS 2017 graduate Tiegan O’Rourke sadly passed away late last year and in her memory, her fellow NCS graduates came up with the idea of hosting a dance themed fundraising event.

The 12 hour dance event went on from 10am-10pm in the Darwen End, with more than 100 people in attendance to show their support for a fantastic cause.

Food and drinks were both provided on the day as everyone built up an appetite by participating in a variety of different types of dance routines.

Even the ever-popular electronic dance mats were in use as people of all ages had a great time in aid of a special cause.

Head of NCS at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Chris McGrail, was in attendance for the full event and he was proud of what the youth board achieved.

“Tiegan was a wonderful person and Sunday’s event just showed how many peoples hearts she touched. She loved to dance so the NCS youth board came up with this fantastic idea to raise money for an important cause, and it was a huge success.

“Everyone had a great time and every credit needs to go to everyone who put in the hard work to make it happen.”

To find out more about the NCS programme at Blackburn Rovers, please email

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