The young Issy Horton has received praise from her family, friends and fellow dancers after having raised over $300 for local Port Augusta Dance Group, Ignite Cheer and Dance using some creativity!
Ms Horton has spent many hours before and after school piecing together, and selling loom bracelets from a kit she was gifted for her 7th birthday. The mission is to raise funds for Ignite Cheer and Dance - A local, non-for-profit dance organisation in Port Augusta.
Ignite Cheer and Dance is run by a committee of passionate volunteer dance coaches teaching both competitive cheer and dance, as well as recreational classes to those aged from 3 years through to Adult. The organisation has been established since 2013 and due to continual fundraising and sponsorship over the past 8 years, have been able to secure a $20,000 cheer floor.
The group have competed in Adelaide and interstate. Competitive competitions can cost up to $7,000 each to take over 40 athletes, which is why they are constantly holding events, sausage sizzles and looking for new and unique ways to raise funds for their organisation.
Their mission is to make dancing, sport and a sense of community available to as many people as possible, which is why they rely on fundraising to heavily subsidise the cost for parents. Ignite Cheer and Dance are so proud of Ms Hortons accomplishment and invite anyone who wishes to try out dancing to apply!
You can find more information, and contact the group on their Facebook Page here.