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Young dancer raises £1,713 for N.I. Childrenís Hospice

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A ten-year-old boy danced for charity - and raised £1,713 for Northern Ireland Children's Hospice!
Young Steven McKenna called at the Northern Ireland Hospice Shop in Ballymena to present the cheque.
Proud father Gerry, from Greenmount Terrace in the town, looked on as Gerry McCann, Chairman of the Ballymena N.I. Hospice Support Group, sang his son's praises.
“Raising such a magnificent amount is a splendid achievement by Steven. It is very nice that he took the time, and had the interest and effort, to help others less fortunate than himself. We really appreciate Steven selecting the NI Children's Hospice as his charity," said Gerry.
Dancer Steven, who performed to the music of singing legend Michael Jackson - he actually dressed like him too - raised £200 by performing in Greenvale Street in Ballymena in the run-up to Christmas.
He then took his dancing skills to Cornmarket in Belfast - providing two two-hour sessions of top entertainment - and the public responded in style to boost his figure to £1,713.15!
“I thank every single person who donated," said Steven. "All the money is going to a very good cause."
It was Steven's idea to do the novel fund-raiser.

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