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Dancefloor fundraiser as brave Millie’s battle goes on

Event at Base Dance in Ormskirk on Sunday aims to raise cash

Millie Heaton showing off her Easter bonnet

A danceathon and fun day for the Millie Rose appeal is set to take place this weekend.

The danceathon was initially cancelled after the original organiser suffered from health problems but Sarah Rimmer has taken it on and is encouraging people to put on their dancing shoes this Sunday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm at Base Dance in Ormskirk. 

The aim of the event is that the dance floor is never empty, with people being sponsored to keep on grooving.

There will be a Hello Kitty visit during the event and Rapunzel will also be saying hello to children and dancing along with the crowds.

Andy Simpson is the DJ for the day and Sabrina Tedford who owns the indoor market cafe will be providing doughnuts and slush puppies to thirsty dancers.

Stacy Murray will also be providing cakes, hotdogs, sweetcones and face painting.

Millie’s great auntie Joanne Heaton will also be at the event with her charity merchandise on sale.

Sarah said: “I’m really excited for the event, quite a few people are coming down and it’s just something a bit different

“Any money we raise for Millie is great, but I’d like to raise around £500.

“People have been really supportive so hopefully the event will be a success and everyone will enjoy themselves.”

Entry to the event is £1 for adults and 50p for kids.

Millie Heaton is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Manchester Children’s hospital to tackle neuroblastoma – the childhood cancer she is suffering from.

Millie was given the all-clear back in February but sadly the cancer returned in March.

The two-year-old from Skelmersdale is taking part in a Cancer Research trial at Manchester Children’s hospital.

Millie is due to have an MRI scan on Friday to assess the effectiveness of the chemo on her illness.

If the treatment is found to be working she will have further chemotherapy next Tuesday to Saturday. If it has not been effective, she will come off the trial and doctors will  look into other options, such as going to America for immunotherapy.

To donate to Millie’s appeal, visit

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