Lauren is dancing for life
3:00pm Friday 25th May 2012 in County News
Pembroke Dock Race for Life ambassador Lauren George is keeping it in the family with a special event to raise money for Cancer Research UK tomorrow (Saturday).
Lauren has fulfilled her special role since being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2005 and has raised hundreds of pounds for the charity ever since.
Last year Lauren wrote and performed a song called ‘Hold the light’ telling of her experiences with the disease, but to do something different this year has decided to arrange a dance at the Pater Hall.
To get the dance up and running Lauren enlisted the help of her grandmother, local councillor PamGeorge, but the family ties do not stop there.
Lauren’s brother Craig has been recruited to run George’s Disco, while cousin and entertainer Malcolm ‘Mally’ George is also on board.
Dad Jonathan agreed to join the line-up, along with his brother Paul and cousin Phillip, all three having been part of the group Blue Sapphire in the late 1970s.
Jonathan and Phillip also played as the Sky High 60s duo, but have not played together since Jonathan was diagnosed with cancer in 2003.
Lauren will of course be performing on the night with Phillip’s son Mathew, and as part of the main performance with uncle Paul, also known as Billy G, who has taken the night off from entertaining across the county to take part.
Lauren said: “Please come and support my event, everyone coming to the dance please can you wear something that shows a little pink as this is the Race for Life colour.”
Tickets for the Dance for Life tomorrow (Saturday), 7.30pm, are £10, with every penny going to the charity. They are available from Lauren’s mum Tracy George on 01646 684269 or 07880 758671