Leos take quick steps and say ‘Halo’ to dance success

Some of the Todmorden Leos at their fundraising night of dance, fashion and fun
Some of the Todmorden Leos at their fundraising night of dance, fashion and fun

Quick thinking with the help of a local fashion outlet ensured a full evening of entertainment went ahead.

A company specialising in prom dresses had been due to appear at a fun night organised by Todmorden Leos but had to pull out of the event at a day’s notice following a break-in at its premises.

However with the help of Todmorden fashion boutique Halo the event at Todmorden Cricket Club was not only a hugely enjoyable success but also raised a bumper sum of around £420 for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for families in Calderdale and Kirklees. Between 80 and 100 guests enjoyed a fun evening.

Halo, of Patmos, helped boost the fashion show part of the evening’s entertainment, which also included a supper, a rock and roll dance show, a disco and a raffle boasting dozens of prizes.

President of Todmorden Leos, which is the junior section of the community fundraising Lions movement, Natasha Salmon, said: “It felt like a disaster at first but Halo stepped in to do the fashion show which formed the first half hour of the event.

“After that we had a rock and roll dance show, disco music was played, we sold cakes, pie and peas were served up by Ham Corner and there was a competition to ‘name the sheep’, which was a soft toy made by one of the Leo’s family.”

Natasha thanked all the businesses, mainly in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, who had given a bumper 40 prizes for the raffle.