Gymnastic dancers win top prize in talent show

Revelation Gymnastic dance team from Lancaster who came third in The Furness Building Society Charity Challenge held at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster. MILTON HAWORTH 21ST JAN 2012
Revelation Gymnastic dance team from Lancaster who came third in The Furness Building Society Charity Challenge held at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster. MILTON HAWORTH 21ST JAN 2012

A TEAM of Lancaster gymnastic dancers proved a Revelation – quite literally – as they won top prize in a Grand Theatre talent show where winners earn money for charity.

Revelation, a team of 14 girls aged between eight and 18 who form part of City of Lancaster Gymnastics, received a cheque for £500 for their nominated charity at the Furness Charity Challenge.

The group, coached by Morecambe woman Melissa J. Gardner, nominated Daisy UK, a charity supporting Disability Awareness in Sport, to receive their prize.

“It has been a fantastic night and the girls really enjoyed performing in such a beautiful venue,” said Melissa.

“They are often involved in competitions, but not in venues like this – and we are delighted to have won the money for Daisy UK which does great work for disabled sport.”

Revelation brought a strong following in the audience leading the cheers and applause as the group went through their breathless routine which included human pyramids.

daring lifts and members of the group being tossed high in the air.

There was also high praise from the judges for other acts most notably consultant oncologist Alison Birtle who works at Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Alison took to the Charity Challenge stage at the last minute on behalf of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, after another finalist pulled out through ill-health.

See The Visitor (24-01-12) for full story.