Onesie wearing flash mob descends on Lincoln town centre

27th May 2014

The troupe of dancers from StreetBeat dance school

Lincoln dance school StreetBeat lead the way in promoting annual charity fundraiser

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and StreetBeat Dance and Fitness worked together to raise awareness of ‘One Night in a Onesie’ in a High Street flash mob on Saturday 24th May.

The flash mob performed outside St Benedict’s Church on Lincoln’s High Street at 1.30pm, where a group of 50 people dressed in onesies emerged from the crowd, to perform in-front of unsuspecting shoppers.

The event was organised by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to promote their upcoming ‘One Night in a Onesie’ walk taking place on Saturday 7th June. The annual Moonlight 10k walk will take place across the county in Lincoln, Louth, Boston and Grantham.

Hayley Evans, Co-owner of StreetBeat Dance and Fitness, said:

“We are delighted to work with St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and to help them raise the profile of their upcoming event by putting together a flash mob. To ensure we retained the spontaneity associated with a flash mob we had only one rehearsal and included people of all ages with varying dance capabilities. We even had Mum’s and Dad’s taking part whose only experience with dance is dropping their kids off at our dance school!”

‘One Night in a Onesie’ is the eighth Moonlight Sleepwalk the charity has organised and are this year looking to raise in excess of £80,000.

Becky Otter, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“We cant thank StreetBeat enough for putting in so much time and energy into putting together a flash mob to raise awareness of our charity and our event. ‘One Night in a Onesie’ is not a race or a sport it is a unique walk that welcomes everyone in the Lincolnshire community to take part. It really will be a night to remember as hundreds of people gather together in their onesies to raise vital funds for the hospice.”

Participants can register online at Adults are charged at £15 and children aged 11 – 17 are charged at £5.

Money raised through ‘One Night in a Onesie’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to continue to provide care and support to people who are seriously ill and dying. The county-wide charity has an eleven bed in-patient unit, eight day therapy centres and bereavement and welfare support.

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