Headway East London charity staging dance marathon at York Hall

PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:45 27 April 2012

A charity for people recovering from head injury is holding a dance marathon on Saturday to raise funds to keep its unique services going.

The eight-hour bash at Bethnal Green’s York Hall staged by Headway East London moves through dance eras from 1940s to the present day with jitter-bugging, lindy hopping, clock rocking, Charleston shimmies, Nineties booty wiggles, gravity-defying swing and mind-boggling boogie, all with live bands and cabaret.

Money raised will help Headway’s day centre in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, keep going. It is London’s only inner-city centre with services five days a week including family support, networking, outreach, volunteering, occupational programmes, advocacy and therapies.

The charity is asking for wannabe dancers to raise £250 minimum, then rock in their glad rags at York Hall 2-10pm. Suggested donation for spectators: £20. Dancers can sign up online at:

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