COMMUNITY organisation HOOT are hoping to make a dream come true and go to South Africa.

A group of dancers from Huddersfield’s LocoMotion Dance Group have been invited to perform at the Very Special Arts International Festival in South Africa this September.

Following their performance at The Night of Extraordinary Moves at the Lawrence Batley Theatre last week, the enthusiastic and committed group from local arts and mental health organisation HOOT are keen to take up the offer.

The Bates Mill-based team want to enter into the spirit of the festival’s theme, “dream a dream” by making their own dreams come true.

Phil Russell, HOOT’s CEO, said: “We hope this will inspire our dancers to keep challenging their own difficulties and keep spreading the word by celebrating just how much can be achieved in spite of disability or disadvantage.”

The group needs to raise £8,000 towards the trip, mostly for airfares. They’ve raised over £2,000 so far and a Family Fun Day, Yoga benefit class and various benefit gigs will boost the total, but with two months left there’s still a long way before they reach their target.

A Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday from 12pm till 4pm at The Lockwood and Salford Green.

There will be archery, games, bouncy castle, singing and stalls selling delicious cakes, jewellery and homemade crafts.