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Ballroom dancers from across East Devon have helped raise thousands of pounds for Children’s Hospice South West!
Dance partners Jean and Mike have supported the charity for over 13 years.

Dance partners Jean Pollington, from Ottery St Mary, and Mike Green, from Exeter, have raised £5,117.62 for CHSW through their amazing charity dance that takes place each year in November at Clyst St Mary Village Hall, as well as weekly car boot sales!

In total Jean and Mike have raised an astounding £24,273.55 for CHSW so that the charity can continue to offer care and support to over 550 children and young people who have life-limiting conditions in the South West.

Good friends Jean and Mike, regularly dance at various ballroom events, including the Wonford Community Hall dances, every Friday afternoon.

Jean said:

I’ve been organising the dances for around 13 years now and they always prove very popular. We are also so grateful to everyone who has donated unwanted goods for our various car boot sales, please continue to do so, as we would like to do better for the charity this year.

Mary and Jean

CHSW Area Fundraiser Mary Gray said:

“Jean and her close family and friends have given us wonderful support over the years and the money they have raised has made a real difference to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.“

Jean’s dances are a great way to bring the community together, while raising money and awareness for her local children’s hospice. We are already looking forward to Jean’s next dance in November.


To find out how you can fundraise for Children’s Hospice South West please visit