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Kuits to to run Manchester 10k for DanceSyndrome

24 Apr 2017

A team of staff members from Kuits has signed up to run the Great Manchester Run to support local charity DanceSyndrome.

DanceSyndrome is an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance. The charity provides creative and fun learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and personal wellbeing. DanceSyndrome’s community workshops take place across Lancashire and Greater Manchester and are co-led by Dance Leaders with learning disabilities who are all trained through the charity’s own unique training course, Dance By Example. The training is designed to give people with and without disabilities the confidence and skills to co-lead community dance workshops.

In 2017, DanceSyndrome hope to raise £10,000 to enable them to take their team of dancers to perform their latest performance piece “Orbit” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The charity decided to get a team of fundraisers together to run the Great Manchester Run and Kuits generously offered a team of 14 of their staff and £1,000 to get the fundraising started!

Kuits is a leading commercial law firm based in Manchester city centre. They provide legal and commercial advice to businesses, their owners and high-net-worth individuals, promoting the growth and success of the North West.

Graham Wood, a Partner at Kuits, who has been a Trustee at DanceSyndrome since 2010, said: “As a Manchester firm, we encourage our people to play an active role in supporting the local community, using their skills and experiences to help others and fundraise for charity. Putting a team together means we can get fit and have fun, all while raising much-needed funds for a brilliant cause.”

DanceSyndrome Managing Director Dawn Vickers said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support that Kuits have shown us. DanceSyndrome is a small, local charity and so all fundraising efforts have a significant impact for us. It is really important to us this year that we give our dancers an opportunity to become more visible, to show the world that dancers with and without disabilities can work together to create beautiful, inspiring art. The funds raised through the Great Manchester Run will allow us to do that and to showcase DanceSyndrome on an international level at the Edinburgh Fringe!”

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