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CJ Dance school owner celebrates milestone with charity fundraiser at Stow Bridge


By Julie Graham, Business Editor


Dance school owner Carole Jones, of Denver, held a special fundraising event at Stow Bridge Village Hall on Saturday to mark her 50 years of teaching.

Dozens of dance-goers turned out to celebrate Carole's milestone achievement.

During the evening she presented Karl Smith, of East Anglian Air Ambulance, with a cheque for £712. The money was raised from ticket sales, a raffle and donations.

Carole Jones is pictured with her husband Danny Eves and supporters of her charity dance held to celebrate 50 years of her being a dance teacher.
Carole Jones is pictured with her husband Danny Eves and supporters of her charity dance held to celebrate 50 years of her being a dance teacher.

Said Carole, who owns CJ Dance school: "The dance was absolutely wonderful and it was a nostalgic evening. People whom I had not seen in ages and some whom I had previously taught came along and it brought back fabulous memories.

"The band Back Two provided the excellent music. I am so pleased to support the air ambulance which I know does not receive government funding and they all work so incredibly hard together."

Last month dancers at Carole's class in Gaywood Church Rooms were delighted to have been joined by former BBC Strictly finalist Debbie McGee and professional dancer Graziano di Prima in a surprise visit last month. They were filmed live for The One Show on BBC One.

Carole Jones presents a cheque for £712 to Karl Smith of East Anglian Air Ambulance (18201405)
Carole Jones presents a cheque for £712 to Karl Smith of East Anglian Air Ambulance (18201405)

So, what's next for Carole? She said: "Well, of course, I'm going to keep dancing..."


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