Talented Conwy dance school children entertain blind veterans with Christmas themed show

A group of talented children from a Conwy dance school put on a Christmas themed show to entertain veterans staying at Blind Veterans UK’s Centre of Wellbeing in Llandudno.

Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is holding two ‘Turkey and Tinsel’ weeks this year during which blind veterans can get together to take part in a host of Christmas themed activities including a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

On Saturday 10 December the veterans staying at the centre were treated to a show full of singing, dancing and colourful costumes put on by the children from Linzi Grace’s School of Dance which is based in Penrhyn Bay.

The children, aged between 11 and 17 plus one aged just six-years-old, gave the veterans a bit of everything from tap dancing elves to a solo performance from the dance club’s very own Shirley Temple.

Linzi Grace, who runs the dance school, said:

“The show for the blind veterans at Llandudno was a lovely way to end our winter term.”

Clare Griffiths, Community Engagement Coordinator at the Llandudno Centre said:

“We want to say a huge thank you to Linzi and all the performers who kindly gave up their Saturday night to entertain our veterans. Everyone was clapping their hands and tapping their feet. The children were a credit to the dance school and their parents.”

Blind veteran Jim Duncan said:

“I always loved the ballet and have been to see many over the years. There were definitely some talented dancers in the group, we’ll be keeping an eye out for them on a stage in the future.”

If you are part of a group and would like to help provide activities for the entertainment programme at Blind Veterans UK’s Llandudno Centre of Wellbeing, please email Centre Engagement Lead Rosina on rosina.hearn@blindveterans.org.uk or call 01492 868700.

Blind Veterans UK supports thousands of blind veterans across the country, but knows there are many thousands more who still need its support to rebuild their lives after sight loss.

If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and are now struggling with sight loss, then please get in touch. Call 0800 389 7979 or visit blindveterans.org.uk/support

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