Dance brings Imogen’s dream closer

Dance for Imogen's Dream - zumba session for Imogen Diggle at Trinity Academy, Holmfield. Imogen Diggle, three, with mum Sally Sloane.
Dance for Imogen's Dream - zumba session for Imogen Diggle at Trinity Academy, Holmfield. Imogen Diggle, three, with mum Sally Sloane.
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A ‘DanceFitAthon’ helped a little girl battling a brain tumour take a step closer to her dream of visiting Disney World.

The event, ‘Dance for Imogen’s Dream’, held at Trinity Academy, Holmfield, raised £600 for three-year-old Imogen Diggle to go on the trip of a lifetime.

Dance for Imogen's Dream - zumba session for Imogen Diggle at Trinity Academy, Holmfield.

Dance for Imogen's Dream - zumba session for Imogen Diggle at Trinity Academy, Holmfield.

Imogen’s family, who live in Pellon, received the devastating news she was fighting a brain tumour in February.

The brave tot will undergo initial treatment for 18 months, but her parents, Ben and Sally, have been told she has already completely lost the vision in her left eye.

But it’s hoped the magical trip will be a fitting celebration of Imogen’s bravery and courage.

More than 20 women, plus Imogen and Sally, took part on the day and all danced Zumba for two hours.

The £300 raised on the day was also matched by Burrwood Garage and Trinity Academy loaned the use of its sports hall for free.

Organiser Mandy Kennedy, a zumba instructor, said: “Imogen put a smile on all our faces and made the DanceFitAthon more worthwile just for her to have her dream come true.”