Celebration of fun and fund-raising

Janet Austin tappers - full class
Janet Austin tappers - full class

ANOTHER successful year of fun and fund-raising was celebrated by more than 50 members of the Janet Austin Tappers at their annual awards evening.

Tongue-in-cheek certificates, including ‘The Class Clown Award’, ‘Best Attendance’ and ‘The Hardest-to-Please Shield’, were presented throughout the presentation evening at the Auctioneer Restaurant, Brighouse, while, on a more serious note, the Tappers were reminded of their achievements throughout the year.

“We seem to get through so many events during the year.” said Janet, who has run the class since 1988.

“The evening has been a great opportunity to reflect on our achievements while having fun in the meantime.”

The evening included a meal and disco and a display of newspaper cuttings was a reminder of the Tappers’ hard work over the past few years.

Ashley Nelson, who made a video of the evening, said: “It was great fun looking back on what we’ve done and all the activities we’ve been involved in.”

This year, the Tappers have performed in local schools and residential homes as well as on stage at the Victoria Theatre and running demonstrations at Brighouse Central Methodist Church.

In January, the Janet Austin Tappers took part in the annual Roy Castle Tapathon at North Bridge which raised a grand total of almost £13,000 for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the adult tap dancing classes, which take place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in Brighouse and Huddersfield, can visit www.janetaustintappers.co.uk or contact Janet on 01484 712217.