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Lining up: Brighouse dance school The Janet Austin Tappers at the Roy Castle Tapathon, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Lining up: Brighouse dance school The Janet Austin Tappers at the Roy Castle Tapathon, North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

Hundreds of dancers took centre stage in a marathon tapathon to boost charity coffers by thousands of pounds.

The tapathon, organised by a Brighouse dance school, in support of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, saw top tappers performing for six hours at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax.

People of all ages from 16 dance schools from across Calderdale and Kirklees took part in the event which organiser Janet Austin hopes will raise around £10,000.

Mrs Austin, who runs the Janet Austin Tappers in Brighouse, said: “It was a really good day. We had a couple of technical hitches at the start but we worked through them and everyone had a great day. It’s such a buzzing atmosphere.”

It was the 18th year the Tapathon has been held but the third year that Mrs Austin has organised the event.

“We want to have raised £250,000 by the 20th anniversary in 2016,” she said.

“Not including this year’s funds we’re up to around £220,000 so if can average just over £10,000 we’ll hit our target.

“I just want to thank all the dancers and schools who took partand the people who came to watch. I couldn’t do it without the support of my family and friends.”

TV entertainer Roy Castle, born in Scholes, died in 1994 aged 62 from lung cancer despite being a non-smoker.

 

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