TOE tappers are once again uniting for the annual Tapathon in memory of Roy Castle.
Dance groups from all over the region, including several from Huddersfield, will gather in Halifax’s North Bridge Leisure Centre on Sunday to strut their stuff and raise money for the late actor and dancer’s lung cancer foundation.
The event will be overseen by Janet Austin, of Janet Austin Tappers in Brighouse and Huddersfield. She took over the task of running the showstopper last year.
Janet said: “Last year we raised nearly £10,860 so if we can beat that it would be fantastic.
“I am so pleased that people still want to take part and keep the fundraising legacy going.”
Janet is following in the footsteps of Roy and Vera Hamer of Brighouse, who established the fundraiser in 1997 as they were good friends with Roy Castle.
Since it was set up in 1997, the event has raised more than £200,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Janet added: “It’s lovely to watch and take part. It creates a feel-good factor and I am proud to be part of it.”
Dancers will start to complete a non-stop dance action from 10.15am to around 3pm on the day.
And this year will see 16 dance groups – including HD1 dance, Slaithwaite-based Donna Claire School of Dance complete 20-minute slots.
There will also be a raffle and stall and a competition to guess the number of dancers.
They are also looking for businesses to sponsor the event.
l Scholes-born Roy Castle, a dancer, musician, singer and comedian, died in 1994 from lung cancer.
To sponsor call 07709283438.