For the second year running we have been delighted to make a small grant available to the Dance Academy at Northern Ballet based in Leeds.  This dance company, firmly rooted in the north, now enjoys world-wide recognition.

Our donation ensures that one, or more, of their young students is supported during their training – such as helping parents with the buying of expensive ballet uniform and travel costs.

A quote in a letter to our Society from Northern Ballet underlines their appreciation:

“……..Your generosity in supporting us over the past 2 years means a great deal to the Academy and we hope that our relationship will continue to flourish over the coming years.  We particularly enjoyed inviting you to our building and classes recently and we were surprised at how much our students thrived off a new audience!

This is something we have not had the opportunity to do before and after the feedback from your members we would certainly like to continue these visits in the future……”

Two members from our Society had the opportunity to attend an Over-55’s ballet class at Northern Ballet’s dance studios after winning two tickets in our raffle which were donated by them.