Youngsters dance in their PJs to raise money for cancer charity

Members of Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy.

Dancers from the Richmond-based Rhythm and Shoes Dance Academy have raised more than £1,800 for charity.

The youngsters took part in a sponsored ‘wear your pyjamas to dance class’ event earlier this month.

The challenge raised money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

The former Record Breakers presenter was a talented tap dancer and musician.

Louise Richmond, from the dance academy, said: “It is 25 years since he sadly passed away from lung cancer and so to commemorate 25 years of his passing, our sponsored event took place.

“In total, our pupils raised a staggering £1,844.56 for the charity, a fantastic achievement for dancing in their pyjamas.

“We are so very proud of each and every student and we are very grateful to our parents and families for helping us raise the money.”