Baton Rouge Majorettes skydive for funds

Leeds Baton Rouge Majorettes Troupe are actively fundraising to ensure their members can take part in upcoming competitions.

They have been bag packing at B&M in Hunslet and at the beginning of June one of their supporters, Amy Wright, is undertaking a sponsored 15,000 foot skydive.

Baton Rouge teams at the BTDA competition in April 2015
Baton Rouge teams at the BTDA competition in April 2015

The group reuse old costumes but will still need 45 new costumes, poms and venue hire and are aiming to raise £2,300.

“It’s a problem of success,” explains Lauren Wilson. “We have grown over the last year, we currently have 42 young people attending training. But that means we have to raise more money so they can go to competitions.”

So far they have raised £700 themselves, but they desperately need donations as the competition season starts next month. As well as individual donations they are keen to talk to any local businesses that would like to sponsor the group.

Baton Rouge run five teams for children aged 3 upwards. The Novice, Dinky, Tiny, Junior and Senior Teams who all train for Dance Twirl and Pom routines twice a week at Cockburn School in Beeston.

Four of the group’s older dancers have become co-trainers in the last 12 months. These girls now volunteer their time helping train Novice, Dinky and Tiny Teams.

To sponsor Amy Wright’s skydive please go to crowdfunding.

For other donations and sponsorship please contact Lauren Wilson at