It may have been the weekend, but Sunday (29 September 2019) saw New Bewerley Community School in Beeston brimming with visitors as if it was a school day. People from all around the local area came to enjoy a gala, which was organised and ran by the Reetwirlers Majorettes.
It was part of Radio Aire’s Cash 4 Kids Sports Challenge, with Reetwirlers efforts being matched by Cash 4 Kids to fund much needed equipment for the group. The whole majorettes troupe was doing their bit throughout the day to help raise money for the great cause.
There was a whole host of fun and games happening for all the family to get involved with. There was a bouncy castle and kid’s games to keep the children entertained. The tombola and raffle both proved popular with guests too, as did the glitter tattoo and hair stand! Toys, clothes, bric a brac and various foods and drinks were sold to raise even more money. It’s safe to say that there was plenty to do for everyone!
Regardless of the weather, people still had a great time, and a highlight of the day was definitely the troupe performances. The majorettes themselves came out and danced their hearts out for the crowds of spectators. There was a clear sense of pride for the dancers’ resilience, as Rachel Bulloch perfectly put it:
“The weather didn’t even dampen our day, as we danced in the rain.”
Rachel and Sarah Bulloch, who are both trainers at Reetwirlers Majorettes, worked hard to organise this gala. And it’s clear that their hard work certainly paid off, as the event raised £632.19.
The Reetwirlers Majorettes are always looking for new members to join their troupe. Anyone aged 3+ is welcome to join, and no training is necessary as it will be provided.
For younger children training sessions are held at City Evangelical Church, Cemetery Road, Beeston on Tuesdays. It’s ages 3-6 years from 5-6:20pm, ages 7-9 also from 5-6:20pm, and ages 10-12 from 5:45-7:20pm.
For older members training sessions are held at St Luke’s Primary school in Beeston on Thursdays. It’s ages 13-15 from 5-7:25pm, and ages 15+ (open age) from 7:30-9pm. If you’re wanting to get involved, come along!