Hastings Deputy Mayor, Councillor James Bacon is always up for lightening the mood.
In recent weeks he has published videos of himself reading stories for children, he got his old Karate suit out of storage and gave us a demonstration of his martial arts skills and now he’s cutting some shapes on the dance floor all in aid of NHS charities by getting involved in #1MinDance4NHS.
This challenge is being organised by local dancer and performer, Ellie Peacock and James says it’s a ‘brilliant idea’ and hopes it will get the people of Hastings dancing and adds: “This is a perfect challenge to do in your own home or garden.”
James admits he is not a dancer and rarely dances at events; however he believes it is important to get over these inhibitions and have fun, especially when it is for charity: “If the Deputy Mayor can do the challenge, anyone can,” he says.
James has recorded three one minute dances and this video is the second of the three dances to the song, What makes you beautiful by One Direction.
“As this is a fundraiser, if you are able to donate funds for the NHS, via Ellie’s JustGiving link below, that would be much appreciated,” says James
“I would also like to encourage everyone to take part in this challenge by filming your own one minute dance and posting it online with the JustGiving link attached and if you perform the dance and can afford to donate £5 (or more) for taking part, this will ensure that the funds continue to come in and go towards assisting our NHS staff and volunteers working with Covid-19 patients,” says James.
Here is the JustGiving Link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ellie-peacock….