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Shiregreen tea dance to help tackle loneliness

16 September 2016
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Shiregreen residents will get their own taste of Strictly Come Dancing with a new community tea dance to help reduce social isolation.

Twinkle-toe locals are being encouraged to waltz their way to Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, in Westnall Road, for the free Teapots and Twirls event, part-funded by Sanctuary Housing.

The afternoon of music, song and dance, which coincides with the return of BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing, will also feature local entertainer Susan St Nicolas from 1pm to 3pm on 22 September.

Sophie Kirk, Sanctuary Housing partnerships officer for Shiregreen, said: “This fun event allows us to bring the community together to laugh, socialise and enjoy a dance over a cup of tea.

“Social isolation is something that impacts on many older residents and community-based activities, like this tea dance, are just one of the ways we can help tackle it.”

The event is in partnership with Activity Sheffield and was part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Places are limited, so anyone interested in attending should book a place by contacting Activity Sheffield on 0114 2734266 or the neighbourhood team on 0800 131 3348.