Success Stories ...
Amazing success stories.
People who have raised over £1,000 for the LDF
Somebody somewhere is doing something to support the LDF.
Share your news with us, we love to hear from you.
The Texas Quilt Queen
Pamela Darby… Quilt Queen from Texas raised $2142 at the Vegas Dance Explosion in September 2022. Pamela collected t-shirts from the Vegas Dance Explosion events over the years and made a beautiful quilt from them. Her fantastic hand-made T-Shirt Quilt Raised $2,142 and a fun-loving Doug Miranda's spontaneous "Pie in the Face" raised anther $592
making it a grand total of $2,734
Thanks to Ross Brown
Ross Brown from Leicester UK and his very generous dancers have been raising funds all year for the LDF. Through various collections, raffles and donations they raised £1,700. Ross presented the cheque to Betty at the Crystal Boot Awards in January 2023.
The Foundation relies on donations and we thank Ross and his dancers for their kindness and all who fund-raise in support of the LDF.
Generous Personal Donation.
We are very grateful to our Hong Kong Ambassador, Lilian Lo for her generous personal gift of £2,000 for the Foundation in December 2021. This donation comes at a crucial time as we prepare for the impact of the new Omicron variant and just as we begin our work to allocate funds from our Secret Santa appeal.
Lilian specifically requested that part of her donation be designated to the needs of the line dance community in the Asian Pacific which we are happy to arrange.
Our work relies on donations and we thank Lilian and all who fund raise for helping the LDF bring a message of hope and community support during this season of goodwill.
SnK Dancers Raised $1,000 x 9
Beyond our wildest dreams Kathy Chang and her SnK dancers from Cupertino, California have donated $1,000 x 9 since lockdown.
Our thanks to them for their kindness and support for the LDF. Your generosity makes a huge difference.
Digital Dance Weekends
Thanks to Rachael and the DDW teams... this event just keeps on giving.
Such is the success of the DDW events that almost £7,000 sterling has been donated to the LDF.
The first event launched in March 2020. Since then SIX DDW events have been presented. The concept gives dancers an interactive digital experience of the highest standards featuring many of the best names in line dance. It excelled in all aspects of Rachael's vision not only supporting the professional, entertaining the public but also generously giving to the LDF too.
Poetry Book Raises £1200
Lockdown Laureate, Celia Ellis and her husband Geoff have raised £1,200 from the sales of Celia's beautiful book of poems. Since the beginning of lockdown Celia has written one poem everyday raising spirits and raising funds for the LDF too.
Celia is still working hard - setting herself a target of 100 more copies to sell.
It's not too late to get yours - you can order it via this link.
Celia and Geoff thank everyone for their encouragement and support.
Name That Dance 3
Name That Dance 3.
Another 2021 success story from Heather Barton and David Thomas who organised the third fantastic competition... Name That Dance raising a staggering £1348.
Heather and David kindly donated their own money for the cash prizes. Lisa Marie Brown made a range of LDF branded items as prizes too.
As always it was a crazy fun competition with everyone taking part having a great time trying to decipher the clues and are all looking forward to NTD 4 coming in the autumn.
LDF Craft Auction
LDF Craft Auction Raised £1,310
Thanks to Patricia Stott, Julie Carr, Teresa Lawrence, Caroline Cooper, Daniel for the graphics and LDR DJ Team.
Special thanks to all the creators and crafters and all who bid and bought items.
Thanks to all for supporting the LDF through this Auction.
Donating every month £many
Thanks to Ira and Diane for their kind and consistent support of the LDF. Donation a percentage of their income every month to the foundation.
Ira says " If anything good comes out of this pandemic, it has helped bring us all closer together than ever before. As long as I can continue giving virtual classes, I am happy to continue making monthly donations to the LDF to help fellow choreographers. Thank you for all you do for the global line dance community."