MAKING MOVES: Eliana Jones, Emily Kay and Bianca Maloney receive Blue Light’s donation by Peter Hardwick.
MAKING MOVES: Eliana Jones, Emily Kay and Bianca Maloney receive Blue Light’s donation by Peter Hardwick.

Generous donation helps dancers take trip of lifetime

PASSION for young people is what drives Peter Hardwick's work for the Warwick Blue Light.

He says it's important to keep supporting young people in their activities outside of school.

"The Blue Light encourages kids to be social and have positive interactions with the police," Mr Hardwick said.

Their latest donation will see The Dance Centre travel to the US for the tour of a lifetime.

"We were able to donate $200 toward their trip and it's something we really want to keep doing," he said.

The trip, which incorporates an opportunity to learn directly from performers at Disneyland and Universal Studios, will leave December 7.

"Twelve of our students and their families will be travelling over to America for what is the opportunity of a lifetime."

'For some, they will be hopping on their first plane," The Dance Centre principal Leah Doherty said.

The Dance Centre have been working hard for 12 months to produce 25 minutes worth of performances and funds for the occasion.

"Parents paid for the majority but our generous donors were able to provide us with the money to buy uniforms and costumes," Ms Doherty said.

The money raised by Blue Light was a team effort alongside the dance centre, with parents volunteering their time at the upcoming dance party at Leslie Park on November 8.

Mr Hardwick wants other clubs, teams and youth activities in the area to know they can also ask for assistance in return for some volunteering.

"We are not a big profitmaking group but we prefer to put any money we do make, back into supporting youth."



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