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Movers and shakers hold Danceathon in Beckton to save Louis’ hearing

15:11 15 April 2013

Generous dancers bust a move in the name of charity at Beckton Community Centre.

Generous dancers bust a move in the name of charity at Beckton Community Centre.

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Generous dancers raised over a thousand pounds at the weekend in aid of a little boy who needs an operation to save his hearing.

Laura Kellegher, is raising money for treatment for her son with rare eye condition,
she needs 10,000 to get the pioneering treatment for her son Louis

Laura Kellegher, with Louis, age4Laura Kellegher, is raising money for treatment for her son with rare eye condition, she needs 10,000 to get the pioneering treatment for her son Louis Laura Kellegher, with Louis, age4

The danceathon got charity fundraisers throwing shapes for three hours straight at Beckton Community Centre on Saturday - all to raise money for four-year-old Louis Kellegher.

Louis, who lives with his mum Laura in Collier Row, Havering, has lost 70 per cent of his hearing after he was diagnosed with chloesteatoma which means he has a tumour growing on his eardrum.

So Louis’ dance teacher, Lauren Cooke, who runs Smooth Moves Dance Academy in Epping, decided to get her movers and shakers to jive to help pay for a pioneering operation that could save his hearing.

Dancers showcased various styles of dance from street to Zumba to signature party moves.

There was also a stall selling second-hand goodies and crafts, as well as face-painting for the little ones and balloons.

Lauren said she was “so very happy” with the amount of money raised. She added: “Those that took part and came along really enjoyed it.”

Louis’ tumour can be operated on by the NHS but there is a risk he could lose what hearing he has left.

So mum Laura, 26, is looking to raise £10,000 for a pioneering operation that has a better chance of avoiding that risk by using laser technology to remove the tumour.

She told the Romford Recorder last month: “It is a very rare condition in children, but without the treatment it will become life threatening.

“I am devastated for him, but I know I am going to get him that treatment to get him well.”

To donate visit www.gogetfunding.com/project/help-little-louis or click on the link on the right-hand side bar.

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