Tenth annual Hafla sees Swindon Shimmyers raise more money for Prospect Hospice

Swindon Shimmyers present cheque to Prospect Hospice


Swindon’s very own belly-dancing troupe, the Swindon Shimmyers, have taken the total that they have raised for Prospect Hospice to £3,251.20 by staging their tenth annual ‘Hafla’ for Prospect Hospice last month.

Organiser and Shimmyers founder Sue Dickinson was thrilled that so many people had come along to Immanuel Church Hall to enjoy the Shimmyers’ latest performance, alongside those of several other local belly-dancing aficionados. “Thank you to everyone who supported and attended this year’s Hafla and to those who have supported it throughout the ten years,” she said. “We have so much fun putting on the event each year and are thrilled we have raised so much for Prospect Hospice.”

Prospect Hospice community fundraiser Hollie Ricketts thanked Sue, the Shimmyers and everyone who supported the event, saying: “This year’s Hafla was a great evening of entertainment and it was lovely to see people from Swindon and the surrounding areas coming together to perform their favourite belly dancing routines – the support they had for each other was fantastic. Thank you to you Sue, the Swindon Shimmyers and everyone who helps and attends the events each year, making them a great success. Thank you ever so much for your ongoing support for Prospect Hospice.”

Next year’s event has already been planned so keep your eyes peeled for a date for your diaries! Belly dancing is a great form of exercise for all shapes and sizes and the Swindon Shimmyers are always looking for new dancers to join them, if you’d like more information then please contact Sue Dickinson on susanbickell@hotmail.com