TATTENHALL dancers joined forces to raise more than £1,200 for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Participants in the first ever Go Yellow event, which took place at the Barbour Institute on the High Street, donned their brightest yellow outfits to take part in two fundraising Nia dance classes.

Guests were invited to pay a charge to take part in the sessions, with all proceeds going to the Backford-based hospice, and a prize was awarded to the best dressed dancer.

Organisers also set up stalls selling refreshments, bric-a-brac, plants, clothing, gifts, cards and books, alongside a tombola and raffle.

Dancers performed Nia, a dance form incorporating movements from jazz and modern dance, martial arts and yoga which is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. They were led by teacher and Nia black belt Jill Raine.

At the event a doll’s house – made by Gilbert Jones in memory of his wife Brenda who was cared for by the hospice before her death – was successfully auctioned off to boost the overall amount.

For more information about Nia, call Jill on 01829 771895 ot vist www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk or www.nianow.com.