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SLIDESHOW - fund-raising YMCA flashmob take to the floor

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Marie Seymour, Chelsea Plant, Tanya Plant, Jackie Best, Sally Lowe - The Munch Box

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Miguel Latham - Bailey

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Samantha Jones - Maxibling

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Roger Evans and Dan Granfield - The Cobbler

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Hannah Free, Fenella McBride, Becky Gibson - Clarks

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Gillian Cox, Emily Sendell, Katy Woolley

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Samantha Jones - Maxibling

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.FR: Katy Woolley

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.FR: Katy Woolley

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre

  • 31/05/14 YMCA flashmob YMCA Flashmob at the Octagon Shopping Centre.Katy Louise Bissell - F Hinds

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MORE than 20 Burton businesses have stopped shoppers in their tracks as part of a fund-raising ‘flashmob’.

Staff from shops, including popular chains such as Boots and The Lord Burton, took in a bit of fancy dress to raise money for Burton YMCA by taking part in a ‘flashmob’ at The Octagon shopping centre, on Saturday.

As the music was switched on, they surprised shoppers by suddenly breaking into dance for the popular YMCA song made famous by The Village People.

Gillian Cox, appeals co-ordinator at Burton YMCA, said “The YMCA is more than just a song. Each night more than 70 people in Burton who would otherwise be homeless have a bed to sleep on in our accommodation.”

Businesses who took part included F Hinds, The Cobbler, Clarks, Henry Rose Jeweller, The Book Shop, Asda, and the Munch bunch.

Local dance group, Touch of Life was also praised for their enthusiasm and encouraging shoppers to join in.

Gillian said: “It was brilliant. Touch of Life was absolutely amazing.

“It was a great bit of fun and we loved getting out there and talking to people about the work the YMCA does.”

Anyone can donate by visiting Virgin Money Giving, and searching for Burton YMCA.

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